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Blog Posts in 2018

  • 8 Common Mistakes in a High Net Worth Divorce

    No marriage is immune to marital problems, even those with a high net worth. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce , it’s critical to know what mistakes to avoid—especially when there is a considerable amount of assets on the line. Here are the eight most common mistakes we see in high asset divorces. 1. Letting Your Emotions Decide Divorce is a painful process, and it can be easy to ...
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  • What Does "Best Interests of the Child" Mean in a Child Custody Case?

    When involved in a child custody case, you may hear the term “best interests of the child” quite often, but do you know what it means for your case? This term is rather important since the interpretation of the phrase can greatly affect your case. Legally, the judge is compelled to act in the best interest of the child, so it’s important to know what that means. Child Custody & the Child’s Best ...
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  • Can I Modify My Child Custody Orders?

    If you have a child custody agreement that requires changes, you may be wondering if it is possible to modify your orders. The good news is that you can request modifications to be made to your child custody orders, however, there are some things you should know about modifying your custody orders in Texas. Below we’ll go over the details of custody modifications . When Can I Modify My Child ...
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  • What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?

    In Texas, a postnuptial agreement can be a valuable protection for couples who have already married, but wish to protect their assets in the event of a divorce or separation. These agreements, which are sometimes called post-marital agreements, will allow you and your spouse to partition your community estate into two separate estates. These agreements are legally enforceable and serve the same ...
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  • 5 Must-Do Estate Planning Tasks for Newlyweds

    Starting a life together is an exciting time, and you and your new spouse have probably spent plenty of time planning for your wedding, your first home, your careers, and more. One plan you probably have not made, however, is your estate plans. While we hope these plans won’t need to be used for many, many years, it is never too soon to protect yourself and your finances. Now that the honeymoon is ...
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  • Planning a Vacation When You Have Shared Custody

    Summer trips can often create cherished memories with your children, but planning one can be a challenge when you share custody of your children. Don’t give up on your dreams of a camping trip with your kids just yet, though! Here are some tips to help you navigate the process of planning a vacation with shared custody . Communicate. You and your co-parent need to communicate your plans for summer ...
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  • The Do's & Don'ts of Summertime Child Custody

    Summer is nearly upon us and school is ending soon. Your children may be excited about more free time, but summer can pose unique child custody challenges for parents. Here are the do’s and don’ts of child custody plans over summer to help you and your co-parent have a stress free summer. Do’s of Summer Co-Parenting Do make your summer parenting plan in advance. If your parenting plan doesn’t ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Attorney

    If you’re considering a divorce , you may also be considering hiring a divorce lawyer to help you through the process. Finding the right divorce attorney, however, is easier said than done. If you’ve never worked with a lawyer, you may have no idea what to expect. Family law and divorce cases are their own unique area of the law, which can make it even more challenging to know if you’re making a ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't File for Divorce Without a Divorce Lawyer

    You may be exploring ways to file a divorce without an attorney, hoping to save money or time during your divorce . While there is no legal reason you cannot file for a divorce without a lawyer, there are many benefits to having one. It may even save you money in the long run. Here are some reasons you shouldn’t file for divorce without an experienced attorney on your side. Divorcing Without Legal ...
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  • Who Gets Fido? Pet Custody After a Divorce in Texas

    Our pets are often beloved members of our family, but legally, our four-legged friends are considered property in the State of Texas. This can lead to some serious stress and conflict if you and your spouse end your marriage. Fortunately, many judges are pet owners themselves or understand the deep ties you may have with your pet, so they may be willing to consider your pet’s custody more ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Marital Property & Separate Property?

    Texas community property laws are the laws that dictate how property and debts are to be divided up when a couple goes through a divorce. These laws can often be confusing, but it’s important to work with an experienced divorce lawyer who will advocate for you and help you get a fair share of your marriage’s assets. You may come across the terms “marital” or “community” property and “separate” ...
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  • What Are Grandparent's Rights in Texas?

    Texas is one of the strictest states for grandparents seeking visitation with their grandchild. In 2005, Texas adopted far stricter standards after the Supreme Court ruling in Troxel v. Granville. The state now holds the view that they have no place intervening in family affairs so long as the parents of the child are fit to care for them. So what does this mean for grandparents? When Can A ...
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  • Tips for Fathers: How to Win Child Custody

    As a father, you have as much right to be a parent to your child as their mother does. It can be a challenge to enforce your parental rights, however, especially when you’re trying to gain custody of your children. Despite the challenges, that doesn’t mean it is impossible to gain custody as a father. Here are some tips to help you build your case for custody. 1. Pay Your Child Support Payments If ...
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  • How Can Child Custody Affect Child Support Payments?

    As a parent, you probably help to shoulder the cost of raising your children with their other parent. Whether you have full custody or joint custody, you still will need to understand child support payments in Texas. In many states, your child support obligations may be dependent on the amount of parenting time you have. In Texas, however, your child support payments are not calculated according ...
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  • How To Talk To Your Children About Divorce

    Divorce is a challenging time for the entire family. Many parents worry about how they will announce their divorce to their children, and what to say when they make the announcement. Here are some tips to help you have this difficult discussion with your family. Talk to the Whole Family While you may be tempted to have private discussions with each child, you can place an unfair burden on your ...
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