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Should You Say “I Do” to a Premarital Agreement- Kris Algert- Goranson Bain Ausley- Family Law- Texas

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


Co-parenting- Anita Savage- Goranson Bain Ausley- Family Law- Texas

Child-Focused Co-Parenting

Posted November 28, 2018, Published by | ,

One of the hardest decisions any person makes is the decision to divorce.  That decision brings final acceptance that you and your partner were unable to create the future you planned for when you got married, which was to face life’s challenges and celebrations together, forever. The decision is even harder when children are involved…. Read More


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Dividing Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units in Divorce

Posted November 13, 2018, Published by | ,

Stock options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are assets that many couples divide in their divorce, especially when one spouse is a high-level employee of a company. These assets can be tricky to divide because of disagreements over their character and value. Stock options and RSUs are not the same. The timing, value, and purpose… Read More


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Divorce and Special Education

Posted November 5, 2018, Published by | , , ,

If you have a child who receives special education services, or accommodations in school, you should specifically discuss with your attorney how your divorce decree will allocate decision-making rights when it comes to your child’s education. If you have ever sat in a special education meeting (often called an IEP meeting or an ARD meeting),… Read More


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Five Tips for Communicating With Your Spouse About Money

Posted October 2, 2018, Published by | , , , ,

As a family lawyer, I have learned a leading cause of divorce is financial infidelity and lack of effective communication about finances. In some marriages, one spouse may have little to no knowledge about the health of the couple’s finances, the amount of spending by either spouse or how income is saved or invested. Additionally,… Read More


Unusual Employment Benefits: Carried Interests

Posted September 5, 2018, Published by |

Carried interests, which are also known as performance fees or profits interests, are often the primary incentive payment mechanism for general partners and managing members of hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital firms. A carried interest is a share of profits the managers of private equity funds receive as compensation. This method of… Read More


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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