Alcohol Testing in Family Law Cases

March 31, 2017  |  By Andrea St. Leger

As a family law attorney, I often have clients with children who are concerned about the other parent’s alcohol or drug use.  In the past, I had to tell clients that an alcohol problem was actually worse than a drug…Read More

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Divorce and the Stay-at-Home Parent

March 31, 2017  |  By Judith Bryant

NMSB Partner Judith Bryant wrote an article for the Winter 2017 issue of the Texas Paralegal Journal titled “Divorce and the Stay-at-Home Parent.” The article focuses on the challenges and realities of divorce for the stay-at-home parent in Texas. In…Read More

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The Pitfalls of Kitchen Table Negotiations

February 15, 2017  |  By Hillery R. Kaplan

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  |  By Keith D. Maples

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  |  By Judith Bryant

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  |  By Judith Bryant

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  |  By Hillery R. Kaplan

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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Prenuptial Agreements: The Wedding Planner

September 2, 2013  |  By Judith Bryant

What you need to know about prenuptial agreements before you tie the knot. When you fall in love and decide to get married, asking your intended to sign a prenuptial agreement in anticipation of a divorce is, to say the…Read More

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Children’s Involvement in Divorce

May 2, 2013  |  By Lea C. Noelke

Children are sadly the subject of many divorce cases. Of course, it is always best to keep children from becoming involved in the actual case whenever possible. Most parents do not intentionally involve their children in the divorce process, but…Read More

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