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
I have been asked this question many times over the years. The answer is – it depends. According to the Social Security Administration, if you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's ... » Learn More about Am I Entitled To My Ex-Spouse’s Social Security Benefits After They Die?
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.
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
Making the decision to divorce is a serious matter that comes with both emotional and financial consequences. Many of my clients over the years have simply overlooked the financial aspect of divorce due to the emotional pain that comes with their (or ... » Learn More about Planning for the Financial Aspects of Your Divorce
Family law attorneys in Texas and around the country now handle "gray divorce" cases more frequently. The term describes divorces of married couples who are aged 50 or older. A divorce at any age involves the issue of property division, including who ... » Learn More about Consider future financial needs during divorce
Almost every divorce requires the resolution of some difficult issues. High net worth divorces, however, can be particularly complex. The pending divorce of actor Kelsey Grammer and his wife, reality television star Camille Grammer, provides a ... » Learn More about High Stakes for Kelsey Grammer Divorce