Family Law Advisor Blog

Hidden Risks for Couples Ending Common Law Marriages

Posted April 15, 2021, Published by |

Many Texas twosomes, especially among the Millennial and younger Gen Z couples, choose a life partner while skipping the marriage ceremony. Reasons vary, but include wanting to save money, avoid family conflict or religious pressure, or bypass the paralyzing prospect of a possible divorce.  What most of these folks do not realize is that they… Read More


Why Does It Matter If Your Family Lawyer Is Trained in Collaborative Divorce?

Posted April 1, 2021, Published by | , , , ,

If you’re contemplating divorce and looking to hire a family attorney, you may be worried about a long, costly, and contentious court process that could be hurtful for your family. That is a common stereotype many people have of divorce. But keep in mind this surprising fact: 90% to 95% of the divorces cases filed… Read More


Esther Donald Recognized for Excellence by Collaborative Divorce Texas (VIDEO)

Posted March 24, 2021, Published by | Videos

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Collaborative Divorce Texas has recognized GoransonBain Ausley Dallas Partner and Family Lawyer Esther Donald as a Credentialed Collaborative Divorce Professional. Donald was honored at the annual State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Course on March 5th. The achievement of this designation demonstrates a commitment to the high standards of collaborative… Read More


Curtis Harrison Recognized as Master Credentialed Collaborative Divorce Professional (VIDEO)

Posted March 23, 2021, Published by | Videos

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Collaborative Divorce Texas has recognized Curtis Harrison, partner and divorce lawyer at GoransonBain Ausley, Plano, as a Master Credentialed Collaborative Divorce Professional. Harrison was honored at the annual State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Course on March 5th. The achievement of this designation demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of… Read More


How to Avoid Losing Your Separate Property in Divorce

Posted February 22, 2021, Published by |

Your rights regarding your separate property are important, and in Texas, the state constitution even protects your separate property rights. A probate court cannot undo the decisions you make before you die regarding your separate property. A divorce court cannot take away your separate property if your marriage ends in divorce. However, you can do… Read More


How to Protect Your Separate Property in Divorce

Posted February 19, 2021, Published by | Videos

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Losing Your Separate Property When You Set Up a Company You can do most estate planning, asset protection, and business entity planning and structuring in a way that protects any separate property interests that you may have during your divorce in Texas. The problem arises when working with an attorney… Read More


Top 10 Reasons for a Collaborative Divorce in Texas

Posted January 20, 2021, Published by | , ,

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1. Agreements not War A Collaborative Divorce involves direct negotiation between the parties, in joint meetings, with lawyers present and participating. Everyone signs an agreement at the beginning of the case committing to reach a final agreement, even if difficult, and not to go to court to resolve differences. Neither spouse can force the other… Read More


How Does Property Division Work in the State of Texas?

Posted December 11, 2020, Published by | Videos

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What is the difference between community property and separate property? Plano family law attorney Ryan Bauerle answers clients’ most frequent questions about property division during a divorce. For more resources on property division, please visit our Property Division page, or our property division articles.