More and more fifty-year-old Americans are divorcing even though it’s difficult to pinpoint a reason. All marriages ebb and flow over the years, with good times and bad, but more and more couples find that after the kids leave home, their marriage begins to dissolve and they eventually divorce. Call it the quarter-century-itch or the empty-nest-syndrome, something important is happening at … [Read more...] about Most Marriages Only Last 25 Years
There are Five Types of Married Couples–Which One Are You? Based on years of research into how married couples interact, John Gottman has sorted couples into five types: Conflict-Avoiding, Validating, Volatile, Hostile, and Hostile--Detached. Conflict-Avoiding, Validating, and Volatile couples are generally happy in their marriages while Hostile couples are unhappy but likely to remain … [Read more...] about The Five Types of Married Couples
If you live in Texas and don’t have a valid Texas will when you pass away (called intestate succession), who inherits your Texas property gets complicated because the beneficiaries are determined by the Texas Estate Code. Who takes your property when don’t have a valid will depends on whether you are married, whether the property is community or separate, whether the property is real estate … [Read more...] about Who Inherits my Texas Property if I Don’t Have a Will?
If you own a business in San Antonio and are considering divorce, it’s important to know how to divide the business without destroying it. A collaborative approach is key to reassuring shareholders and employees, maintaining confidentiality of your financial, family and business affairs, and working toward a smooth transition of ownership during a divorce. Business Valuation Usually, … [Read more...] about How to Divide a San Antonio Business in a Divorce Without Destroying It
There are two ways to divorce in Texas: you can hire a San Antonio collaborative divorce attorney and avoid a nasty court fight or you can engage a San Antonio litigation attorney and endure an adversarial divorce at the court house. In a collaborative divorce you control the outcome, the collaborative team helps you negotiate a settlement that meets your goals and interests, all information … [Read more...] about Getting Divorced in San Antonio
Bexar County Judges prefer that parents work out their own custody arrangements if they can, because fathers and mothers are in the best position to know their children, their own parenting abilities, and they usually have their children’s best interest in mind. However, when both parents want custody of the children and can’t agree on a parenting plan, it’s up to a San Antonio court to determine … [Read more...] about Children’s Wishes in Child Custody
How are pets handled during a divorce? Does the State of Texas make it any easier on the family? Children often feel neglected during their parent’s divorce, especially around holidays. They were not consulted about the divorce. They have little choice about where they will live. The kids don’t like all the changes associated with two households and visitation. They worry their parents … [Read more...] about What Happens to my Pet During The Divorce?
Married couples often develop bad habits that can produce resentment and divorce. People marry young, share good and bad times, have a family, begin to fight, and have sex less often as they age. Suddenly they feel alone when they are with their partner. What happened? Generally, if you recognize a problem in your relationship and are willing to take steps to change your bad habits, you can … [Read more...] about Ten Common Problems in Marriage
To make certain your assets pass to the proper loved ones, you should meet with an experienced estate planning attorney. If you have assets you want to leave to specific individuals, if you have moved recently to a new state, gotten married, had a baby, retired, been divorced, or had any other significant change in your life, you need a will and other estate planning documents … [Read more...] about Why Do I Need a Will?
Divorce clients worry about whether they should tell their attorney everything or keep some facts secret. It’s difficult to be totally honest because the issues are personal and can be embarrassing. Even when you know conversations with your attorney are confidential, some things make you feel ashamed so you are reluctant to be totally open about them. For example, suppose you have slapped … [Read more...] about Things to Tell (or Not Tell) Your Divorce Lawyer