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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The Impact of Child Support on Adult Children with Special Needs

September 18, 2017  |  By Jon Glusband

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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Alcohol Testing in Family Law Cases

March 31, 2017  |  By Andi 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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