Family Law News

FIVE MORE REASONS WHY YOU NEED A DIVORCE LAWYER

If divorce is in your future, here are five more reasons why you should hire an experienced family law attorney and not represent yourself. You Will Save Money in the Long Run Because you don’t know the law, courtroom procedure, and the judge, hiring a family lawyer up front will save you money in the long run. An experienced divorce lawyer will, for example, (i) make sure you don’t pay more … [Read more...]

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU NEED A DIVORCE LAWYER

Contrary to popular belief, February is not the month for love. If divorce is on the horizon, here are five reasons why you should not represent yourself. You Don't Know the Law Texas family law is very complex. It draws on principles from many areas of the law—including the Texas Family Code, real estate law, contract law, retirement benefits law, and tax law to name a few. Unless you went to … [Read more...]

MORE NEW YEAR’S (DIVORCE) RESOLUTIONS

New Year’s resolutions are important—especially in families touched by divorce. Here are a few more to consider. Resolve to make new friends The friends you had before your divorce may have disappeared after it. Or chosen sides (and not yours). Don’t waste your energy trying to win them back—they aren’t worth it. Now’s the time to make new friends. Throw a block party, invite a neighbor for … [Read more...]

NEW YEAR’S (DIVORCE) RESOLUTIONS

The beginning of a new year is a great time to focus on life changes, prepare to take on the future with confidence, and ensure that you and your children are happy and well-adjusted. Here are a few resolutions to consider. Resolve to update your will, trusts, and insurance policies Tear up your old will and make a new one. Name a new executor. Update the beneficiaries on your life insurance … [Read more...]

Five Practical Tips for Surviving Divorce and the Holidays

The holiday season can intensify feelings of sadness and loss—especially for people going through a divorce. The holidays underscore how much their lives have changed. Here are five practical tips for surviving divorce and the holidays. Plan early. Don’t wait. Work out your holiday parenting schedule in advance. Recognize that your children have a right to spend time with both parents during … [Read more...]

Five More Practical Tips for Surviving Divorce and the Holidays

Coping with separation and divorce is magnified by the holiday season. Divorced people often approach this time of year with panic, sadness, and dread. Although there is no magic cure for the holiday blues, here are five more practical tips for surviving divorce and the holidays. Don’t spend the holidays alone. During the holidays, it can be tempting to go into withdrawal—especially if your … [Read more...]

MACHO GUY DIVORCE MISTAKES TO AVOID (PART III)

  In the final post in the series, here are six more mistakes macho guys typically make in divorce and custody cases that should be avoided at all cost. Don’t Hide Money Fight the temptation. Don’t hide money onshore or offshore. If you do, you will commit fraud. If your spouse discovers the fraud, she will have the right to re-open the property division. And once you are branded a … [Read more...]

MACHO GUY DIVORCE MISTAKES TO AVOID (PART II)

In the second of three installments, here are six more mistakes guys typically make in divorce and custody cases. Don’t make them. Do Identify Clear-cut Goals Identify them. Discuss them with your lawyer. Clear-cut goals will focus your legal strategy, inform the decision-making process, and guide your lawyer in achieving them. They are also the standard for measuring your success. Don't Abuse … [Read more...]

MACHO GUY DIVORCE MISTAKES TO AVOID (PART I)

  Divorce is not a commodity. It’s litigation. The stakes can be high. And it can be a game of inches. Keep your head in the game and avoid these typical mistakes macho guys make. Do Take Your Spouse Seriously When your spouse mentions divorce, she’s probably already consulted a family law attorney and knows exactly what steps she must take and to what she’s entitled. It’s time for … [Read more...]

Top Seven Tips About FEMA Disaster Assistance

We continue our break from matters of family law to address Harvey-related issues that may affect your family or business. Many Southeast Texas homeowners and businesses may qualify for FEMA disaster assistance. This is special federal government assistance meant to help folks whose property was damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance. Here’s what you need to know about … [Read more...]