What I've learned in 46 years as a Family Lawyer: The first thing to do when you start thinking of getting a divorce --- GET A WILL. If you already have one, I'll bet it is what we call "Sweetheart Wills." You leave everything to your spouse, ... » Learn More about The first thing to do when you start thinking of getting a divorce
Sometimes divorce happens. It could be because one spouse is unfaithful, the couple fights all the time about money or a myriad of other reasons. Unfortunately, in many of the saddest and ugliest cases I’ve seen, a relationship is brought to an end ... » Learn More about Protecting Yourself with a Protective Order in Cases of Domestic Violence
Maybe I am just getting old - or perhaps 30 to 40 years ago all this talk about 401(k)’s, IRA’s, QDRO’s and the like were misunderstood by everyone. Whatever the reason, a lot of new clients are coming to me with questions and problems about ... » Learn More about Retirement Lost! Yes, It Can Happen.
For the last few years in my practice of Family Law, it seems every case involving children there has been the issue of equal (50/50) possession. I applaud both parents wanting to step up during or after a divorce and share the tremendous rigors of ... » Learn More about Equal Possession (50/50) does not Equal No Child Support
Folks that come to see me for consultations about divorce with children are always worried and always have the lingo down wrong. They have talked to their neighbor, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member living in another state who has been ... » Learn More about Know the “Legal Lingo” of Child Custody
When spouses decide to move on from their marriage, each spouse must wrestle with decisions about the future, affected relationships and about the divorce process itself. Navigating a divorce can be such a taxing process that it can become easy to ... » Learn More about Social Media Etiquette During and Post-Divorce
Divorce can have a significant impact on the tax status of the divorcing parties. The time of the divorce can determine the taxpayer's bracket and the eligibility for certain credits and deductions, which can impact the amount of income tax ... » Learn More about The Impact of Divorce on Tax Filings in Texas
I have been through the gamut during my four decades of practicing law when it comes to allowing children to give their opinion on matters such as where they want to live and when they want to see their parents. I saw the age a child can do this go ... » Learn More about 5 Reasons Children Should Not Talk to Judges Alone
If you are involved in a divorce in the State of Texas, chances are you are going to have a “Morality Clause” slapped on you. What is a “Morality Clause”? Well, in simple terms, it is a prohibition against a parent allowing anyone with whom they are ... » Learn More about The “Morality Clause” in child custody – helpful or harmful?
When you and your spouse decide to go your separate ways, the financial burdens and benefits you shared previously will be ultimately split between you. As a result, the financial consequences of divorce can be significant. Adding to that already ... » Learn More about Keeping divorce financially manageable