Monthly Archives: August 2016

Why Interest-Based Negotiations are Best

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   Collaborative divorce has its roots in the idea of interest-based negotiation. There’s a foundational 1981 book, Roger Fisher’s Getting to Yes, that forwards the idea of “principled negotiation.” When you have an idea of what is a fixed need and what is a […]

Is a “Kitchen Table” Divorce a Good Idea?

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   I recently ran across an article in the Texas Paralegal Journal, from Austin attorney Hillery Kaplan, entitled, “The Pitfalls of Kitchen Table Divorce.” It’s a good read for someone who is contemplating negotiating divorce terms with his or her spouse directly, rather than […]

Child Support: How To Modify

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   There are specific guidelines in Texas for modifying child support. According to the Texas Family Code, a child support order can be modified if:   It has been three or more years since the order was established or last modified and the […]