5 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer During Your First Meeting

October 29, 2019

As you prepare to meet with a divorce lawyer for the first time, it is not unusual to experience intimidation and uncertainty about that meeting. During your first meeting, these are some questions you can ask to learn more about…Read More

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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

October 1, 2019

Mediation occurs in almost every divorce case. The purpose of divorce mediation is to help the divorcing couple reach a settlement agreement in their case rather than going to court. In fact, many judges require that parties attempt to reach…Read More

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Premarital Property Agreements in Texas: Proceed with Caution

September 3, 2018

Many couples in Texas decide to sign premarital or prenuptial agreements before marriage. These agreements define and, presumably, change the way Texas law would treat the rights spouses have to property in the event of divorce or death of either…Read More

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Same Sex Divorce in Texas: Uncertainty in the Wake of Obergefell

August 2, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 with its Obergefell v. Hodges decision.  The court gave long-awaited equality to all couples wishing to marry, regardless of where they lived in the United States.  In the wake of this…Read More

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The Impact of Child Support on Adult Children with Special Needs

September 18, 2017

Monday morning. 10 A.M. An attorney in your office brings in a new case.  You soon learn that the new client has three children, one of which is a 19 year old with special needs.  One of your client’s biggest…Read More

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The Pitfalls of Kitchen Table Negotiations

February 15, 2017

Birthday cakes, craft time, school projects–a lot of really good things can happen around the kitchen table. However, negotiating your divorce is not one of them. It’s tempting to want to negotiate your own divorce. Even though you’ve hired an…Read More

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Property Issues in Divorce

May 2, 2015

A six part series on common property issues in Texas divorce cases: Keith Maples speaks to novice family lawyers. PART I:  How To Present Property Issues To The Court In A Divorce     PART II:  Categorizing And Valuing Assets And Liabilities…Read More

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Act Responsibly: Ways divorce clients hurt their cases

December 2, 2014

Fear and anger can cloud a divorce client’s judgment, sometimes leading to negative repercussions. To learn more about the most common, yet avoidable, mistakes we see during the process, read Judith Bryant’s article about Ways Clients Hurt their Cases in the Texas Bar…Read More

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Till Death Do Us Part?

October 2, 2014

Splitting up can be difficult, especially if you don’t know the truth about family law in Texas. Lawyers who specialize in handling divorces often have clients who are certain of how their divorce case will unfold, usually because they have…Read More

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Signs You Should Speak to a Divorce Lawyer

July 2, 2014

We all know that divorce is common, but we never think it will happen to us. There are warning signs, however, that your spouse may be consulting a lawyer about how to best divorce you. To learn more, read Hillery…Read More

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