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?
Establishing firm boundaries during a divorce will make the whole process easier. You need to establish separate households, open individual bank accounts and credit cards, clearly specify access to the children, set co-parenting guidelines, agree on communication rules, maintain self-control, deal with your family and friends, admit your part in the divorce, and decide about having sex with your … [Read more...] about Setting Boundaries During a Divorce
Nine reasons why Collaborative Divorce is the preferable choice As an experienced attorney, I could focus on litigated divorces, do only collaborative divorce cases, or accept both types of cases. On average, a litigated divorce case would earn a much larger fee than the same case in a collaborative setting. So, why do I do only collaborative divorces rather than accepting mostly … [Read more...] about Why I do only Collaborative Divorces
5 questions to ask when deciding who gets to keep the house “I want my spouse out of our house–what should I do?” That’s a frequent question I hear in my collaborative divorce practice. Unless there is evidence of family violence, it’s difficult to force a spouse out of the house. There are several questions you and your spouse should consider when deciding who goes and who stays in the home. … [Read more...] about How to get your spouse out of the house
Community and Separate Property in Texas Texas law presumes all assets and liabilities are community property unless proved otherwise by clear and convincing evidence. Community property is all property that’s not separate. Separate property includes assets owned before marriage; property acquired during marriage by gift, will or inheritance; property purchased with separate … [Read more...] about 6 things you need to know about property
Simple actions to make a divorce a little easier If you are considering divorce, there are several steps you should take before filing a petition. Collect copies of all your financial documents so you can evaluate your financial situation. Search for these important papers in your file cabinet or safe deposit box. If you can’t find copies, contact your bank, brokerage firm, … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to take before filing for divorce
Property Division is not a 50/50 split Texas courts must divide marital property in a “just and right” manner. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean 50/50 because there are several factors courts may consider in awarding one spouse a larger share of the marital estate. Even though Texas awards “no fault” divorces, if one spouse commits adultery, family violence, a felony or abandons … [Read more...] about Nine ways to get an Unequal Property Division in Texas