Author Archives: Larry Hance

When is it Smart to have a Prenup?

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. The idea of a prenuptial agreement is not particularly romantic. There’s a reason no mood-lit prenup signing appears before the finale in “The Bachelor.” Yet in the real world, prenuptial agreements, at times, are necessary—or at least, very advisable. When is a prenup wise […]

Why Do People Really Get Divorced?

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   After thirty some odd years as primarily a divorce attorney, enough clients have come through my door on the way to divorce for the emergence of a collective story. “I knew as I was walking down the aisle,” or some version of this […]

Does Online Dating Make for Better Marriage?

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   Around one-third of American marriages now begin online. According to a study published in the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences, marriages that start up through social media sites, dating sites, or dating mobile apps are less likely to break up and […]

Bringing in Bryce

We are proud to welcome Bryce Hopson as associate attorney to Hance Law Group. To get a feel for our newest team member, we went directly to the source for some Q & A, which Bryce humored. We love him already! Bryce, you worked previously in family law. What drew you to the Hance Law […]

Where to Begin

From litigation to collaborative divorce, Hance Law Group offers you every option for settling your divorce or other family law matter in such a way that brings you peace of mind, while also protecting your priorities. Divorce decisions are matters of both law and heart. Choose the law firm that can help you prioritize them […]

When Assets are Tied Up in Trusts

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   Many high net worth divorces involve assets contained within a trust, or trusts. One that I’m working with right now involves an issue that can certainly come up in this type of divorce — when a significant percentage of a couple’s assets are tied […]

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 […]

Value Billing

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   People going into a divorce typically would like to know how much it will cost. For a great number of people, divorce is the most involved legal process they’ll undergo, and there can be some sticker shock on just how expensive it is. […]

Pre-Litigation Mediation

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   Texas is sometimes a state that marches to its own beat, and that’s certainly the case with mediation. Texas came into mediation fairly late in the game, and it was an option in civil cases before it was adopted for family law. As […]