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Is There a Less-Invasive Divorce?

Posted September 27, 2019, Published by | ,

Over the last 25 years incredible advancements have been made in the field of medicine. Procedures that used to require hours in surgery, long hospital stays, and months of recovery now have folks out of the hospital and back on their feet in a fraction of that time, with less discomfort, and at a lower… Read More


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Divorcing the Angry, Raging Spouse

Posted September 9, 2019, Published by | ,

Most divorces include some amount of anger. Divorce mixed with anger, especially intense anger or rage, is emotionally draining for the participants, results in higher legal fees, and often causes the divorce process to drag on unnecessarily. The anger may be justified, like when infidelity, dishonesty, or neglect is part of the story. The anger… Read More


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New Child Support Cap Effective September 1, 2019

Posted August 27, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Texas Family Code §154.125(a)(1) requires that every six years the presumptive amount of net resources for which child support guidelines apply be reviewed and adjusted for inflation by the Texas Office of the Texas Attorney General (OAG). That section sets out the formula for doing so based on the consumer price index. The last child… Read More


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Marriage, Mortgages, and Millennials

Posted August 16, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Prior generations aspired to get married, buy a home, and have children. In that order. The millennial generation has changed that order. Both inside and outside the context of a divorce, this decision carries with it a variety of legal ramifications. Millennials Cohabitating The millennial generation is now between the ages of twenty-three and thirty-eight…. Read More


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Can You Have a Collaborative Divorce If Your Spouse Has a Difficult Personality?

Posted April 15, 2019, Published by | ,

One of the toughest personalities to be married to, or to divorce, is the person who exhibits narcissist qualities. The word narcissist is in the news a lot lately with people frequently using the word loosely to describe anyone who is boastful, arrogant, manipulative, or seems to let emotions control their actions and reactions. Someone… Read More


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Different Roles of a Mental Health Professional in Custody Cases

Posted March 18, 2019, Published by | , ,

Introduction If your divorce involves child custody issues, you may need the assistance of mental health professionals. It is important to understand the differences between the professionals likely to be involved—therapeutic psychologists and forensic psychologists. Although both interact directly with clients, their roles and ethical responsibilities diverge. This article will discuss the different services they… Read More


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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