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Tips for Financial Wellness in Divorce

Posted July 31, 2018, Published by | , ,

Money is a central issue in every Texas divorce case. You will need to identify and divide property, allocate debts, and plan for your financial future. This can be a stressful process for anyone, whether you are a financially-savvy businesswoman, or a stay-at-home parent who lacks financial control. This is because our beliefs about money… Read More


How to Strengthen your Marriage – Tips from a Divorce Attorney

Posted July 17, 2018, Published by | , ,

Marriage is not easy. Specializing in high conflict divorce over the past 15 years has opened my eyes to the reality that putting in the work to strengthen a marriage might spare families from experiencing the trauma associated with the divorce process. When marriage gets hard, couples feel hopeless. Most of the struggles couples face start… Read More


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Preparing for Divorce When You Have Children With Disabilities

Posted May 22, 2018, Published by | , , ,

Divorce is an exceptionally difficult process for the entire family. When there is a child with special needs involved in a divorce, this process can seem even more daunting. It is important to evaluate each aspect of the parenting plan contained in the final decree to ensure that it meets the child’s unique physical, financial… Read More


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Divorcing Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

Posted April 30, 2018, Published by |

Divorce is difficult for almost any couple but divorcing a spouse with Borderline Personality Disorder may be exponentially more difficult. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. It is estimated that between 1.6 and 5.4 percent of the population suffers from BPD. Individuals… Read More


4 Helpful Tips to Becoming Successful Co-Parents

Posted April 17, 2018, Published by | , ,

Post-divorce or post-separation communications with your former spouse or the other parent may be awkward at first. During your divorce, you may have relied upon your attorney to handle most of the communication between you and the other parent. The litigation is over. The attorneys are gone. How do you effectively communicate with your former… Read More


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Divorcing a Sociopath

Posted February 28, 2018, Published by | ,

“I think I’m losing my mind.” said Amy [1] , who as a very bright, sensitive wife and mother of two, sat in my office for a divorce consultation. “When Jim and I met 15 years ago, he swept me off my feet. He was the smartest, most charming, and most caring man I had… Read More


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How to Prepare for Your Divorce Consultation

Posted February 12, 2018, Published by | ,

When you make the decision to meet with a family law attorney to discuss your situation, the benefits you obtain from your initial consultation are often proportionate to your level of preparation. The more relevant information that you can provide to your attorney, the better counsel you will receive. But what is relevant? The answer… Read More


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Giving Your Children Your Best During Divorce

Posted June 14, 2017, Published by | , , ,

I’ve seen countless families transition through divorce. I’ve seen families handle their divorce well and I’ve seen families cycle downward into crisis. Some parents are so hurt and wounded that it is all they could do to make it through their divorce.  Because of their pain, their focus shifts inwards and away from their children… Read More


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Allocating Parental Rights in Divorce

Posted May 25, 2017, Published by | , , ,

One important aspect of every divorce with children is allocating the parental rights between the parents. During a marriage, both parents presumptively make decisions for their children together. After a divorce, parental decision making will look different and will be governed by the terms in the Decree of Divorce. The Decree of Divorce will include… Read More