NMSB Wins Texas Supreme Court Case – “A Deal is a Deal”

January 29, 2020  |  By Sam D. Colletti

On October 25, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a Seventh Court of Appeals ruling and upheld a mediated settlement agreement made between a husband and wife before they filed for divorce. The parties attended mediation prior to filing for…Read More

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Child Custody Laws in Texas: An Overview

December 10, 2019  |  By Judith Bryant

A judge will always decide a child custody matter on a case-by-case basis. This is an overview of common questions people new to a child custody case may have. What Is a “Contested Custody” Case? The term “contested custody” does…Read More

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When to Challenge an Unfair Divorce Settlement

November 22, 2019  |  By nmsblaw

The best way to avoid an unfair a settlement agreement is to not sign one in the first place. Texas law makes it extremely difficult to undo a settlement agreement. Here are some tips to avoid an unfair settlement agreement…Read More

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When to Hire Your Divorce Attorney

November 13, 2019  |  By nmsblaw

As divorce lawyers in Austin, we see more and more people trying to represent themselves in a divorce. If you are representing yourself in a divorce, here are some signs that it may be time to hire a lawyer. 1….Read More

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What You Need to Know About Prenups and Postnups

October 31, 2019  |  By Judith Bryant

Texas law allows spouses and intended spouses to enter a Property Agreement that will change their property rights that would otherwise exist by law. A Prenuptial Agreement, or prenup, is signed before marriage, and A Postnuptial Agreement, or postnup, is…Read More

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5 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer During Your First Meeting

October 29, 2019  |  By nmsblaw

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  |  By nmsblaw

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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Filing for Divorce Without A Lawyer

September 19, 2019  |  By nmsblaw

It is easy to find a website that provides the forms needed for an uncontested divorce.  While it may be tempting to use these resources to file a divorce on your own, these documents fall short in explaining the substance…Read More

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Premarital Property Agreements in Texas: Proceed with Caution

September 3, 2018  |  By Judith Bryant

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  |  By Andi St. Leger

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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