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Tips for Staying on the High Road During a Divorce

Posted February 18, 2019, Published by | , , ,

I have been practicing family law since 1991 and have heard hundreds of divorcing spouses say they want to “take the high road” in their divorce. In almost every instance, they were telling the truth. In practice though, many fell short finding it difficult to choose the high road and stay there. Because divorce involves… Read More


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Minimizing the Negative Impact of Divorce on Children

Posted February 14, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Research shows that what impacts children of divorce the most is not the divorce itself, but rather the prolonged conflict and tension between the parents. The more parents can do to minimize tension and conflict, the better off the entire family will be. It is clear the relationships we witness as children affect our relationships… Read More


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Divorce: Mental Health

Posted January 26, 2019, Published by | ,

Mental health issues can challenge any marriage. The same mental health issues that affected your marriage will probably impact your divorce and the division of your assets. For families with children, each spouse’s mental health history is important to custody decisions. Q. How will a proven history with mental health issues affect what I am… Read More


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Divorce: Complex Property

Posted January 26, 2019, Published by | , ,

What classifies property as “complex” in a divorce? Complex property matters include marital assets that require a special expertise or effort in addressing them. This may include business valuation issues, characterization and tracing of assets, closely-held business interests, trust matters, employment benefits and tax issues among many others. I’ve heard that divorces with complex property… Read More


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How to Successfully Divorce Someone with a High-Conflict Personality

Posted January 26, 2019, Published by | ,

 Is it possible to get through this divorce with a good outcome, considering I am divorcing someone who might be sociopathic? Yes, although divorcing someone with a personality disorder or a high-conflict personality adds another layer of complexity that should not be ignored. More and more individuals confronting the prospect of divorce are also forced… Read More


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5 Tips for Dealing with High Conflict Personalities During Divorce

Posted January 24, 2019, Published by | , ,

A high conflict personality is defined as a person with long-standing patterns of behavior and experience that adversely affect the person’s interrelationships with others and ability to function effectively in the world. A high conflict personality type can exist in both complex and simple divorce cases. Divorcing someone with high conflict personality could produce additional… Read More


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How will the Government Shutdown affect my Divorce?

Posted January 10, 2019, Published by | ,

  If you are contemplating filing for divorce, or if have a divorce pending, you may be concerned about how a government shutdown will affect your cashflow and investments. The good news is that the economic impact, overall, is likely to be small. In late 2013, a similar government shutdown, spanning 16 days, trimmed overall… Read More


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Should You Say “I Do” to a Premarital Agreement

Posted January 1, 2019, Published by | ,

The wedding day is fast-approaching: the venue is secured, friends and family members have made travel plans, and most of the details have been completed. You are ready to rest, relax, and enjoy the days leading up to this milestone event. But then, your soon-to-be-spouse presents you with a premarital agreement to sign. What should… Read More


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What is Needed to Prove Separate Property at Time of Divorce

Posted December 17, 2018, Published by | , , ,

Property issues can be very complex, and this post is designed to give a brief overview of separate and community property in Texas and what is required to prove separate property. Understanding of Community Property and Separate Property The Texas Family Code provides all property owned during the marriage is presumed to be the community… Read More


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5 Tips for Telling Your Children About the Divorce

Posted December 13, 2018, Published by | , , , ,

The divorce process is a very trying time for divorcing spouses, but the impact of the divorce is even greater for any children involved. Telling your children about the divorce may invoke feels of sadness, anger, and guilt. However, you must remember that this conversation is one that your children will remember. How should divorcing… Read More