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
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!
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?
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?
Been unable to find separate places for your "stuff" between you and your divorcing spouse? Can't reach that agreement on who takes the 55" HDTV and who gets the Entertainment Center in which the HDTV once sat? Well, you aren't alone. This ... » Learn More about What’s Going to Happen to “My Stuff” during my Divorce? The Fate of your Personal Property at the Hands of the Judicial System
When filing a suit for divorce or custody, there are various forms of relief that can be requested at the outset of the case. When there are particular items that parties desire to keep intact when filing one of these suits, a temporary restraining ... » Learn More about Temporary Restraining Orders – A Primer
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?
We don't always know when it is going to hit the fan, but it sure seems to be hitting Bill Cosby's fan right now. I suppose it could happen to anyone. But if you're rich and famous, it can hit fast and make a big mess. So, whether you have engaged in ... » Learn More about Legal Strategies That Could Help Bill and Camille Cosby
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
You may have the impression that only the very rich have to be concerned about spouses hiding assets during a divorce. Unfortunately, spouses of any income level may act dishonestly during the divorce process in an attempt to conceal assets. ... » Learn More about Tactics a Spouse May Use to Hide Assets During a Divorce