Let’s be honest- pets are family. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 ... » Learn More about Pets and Divorce in Texas
It depends on who is evaluating it and why. Money has different values. $10,000.00 in cash is better than a $10,000.00 CD that is locked in for 5 years at 3% interest or $10,000.00 in a 401(k) because you have to pay tax on 401(k). A 3% CD is very ... » Learn More about What is Your Stuff Worth in Divorce Court?
Until recent history, owning a house prior to marriage didn’t raise a lot of legal questions. After all, if only one half of the marriage duo can legally own property, determining who gets the family farmhouse after a divorce gets a whole lot ... » Learn More about When Your House Was Purchased Before Marriage
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
In Texas, the property acquired by spouses during their marriage is presumed to be community property. You may ask what is community property? Well, community property is that property which is owned by the spouses in a marriage in an undivided ... » Learn More about Community Property – What is it?
No! The first rule is that a Court cannot divide separate property. So, without a lot of complicated footnotes attached, if the property in question was inherited, owned before the marriage, or was the result of personal injuries sustained while ... » Learn More about Everything will be Split 50/50 – Right?
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
The last thing anyone wants to talk about when they consult with a family law attorney to begin the divorce process is changing their will or executing their first one. But you should. This important concept is rarely discussed with clients by their ... » Learn More about Divorcing? Change Your Will Now!
For a variety of reasons, more and more couples are living together either before they get married or because they choose not to get married. But living together, without the legal protections of marriage requires couples to take a few steps to ... » Learn More about Unmarried Couples Must Plan for All Possibilities, Even Splitting Up
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