Monthly Archives: February 2016

When Standard Possession Isn’t Enough

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   In my last article, I reviewed the guidelines in the Texas Family Code around standard and expanded standard possession orders. The orders are designed to give each parent in a divorce parenting time, they’re designed to minimize conflict between parents (by apportioning […]

Possession: How Parenting Time is Determined in Texas

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   One of the most important (and potentially contentious) aspects of a divorce settlement has to do with parenting time. The Texas legislature and courts have established that the public policy of the state is that children should have “frequent and continuing” contact […]

Same-Sex Divorces

When the Supreme ollourt made its landmark decision last year to legalize same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges), I was particularly curious, as a family lawyer, to see what issues might arise in same-sex divorce cases and how they’d differ from divorces involving heterosexual couples. Although I’ve helped same sex couples resolve their financial and child-related […]

Pre-nuptial agreements: Separating myth from fact

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   Popular culture paints a negative stereotype of what a pre-nuptial agreement is and how it functions. We think of rich people trying to protect themselves from “gold-diggers,” or celebrities trying to create borders for marriages that they know won’t last forever.   […]