Category Archives: Divorce and Finances

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 […]

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 […]

The Cost of Being Difficult

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   If I could give one piece of advice to someone getting a divorce, it would simply be, “Don’t be difficult.” That’s not to say that you shouldn’t stand up for yourself, or that you should cave in during negotiations. You definitely should […]

Child Support: How It Can Be Litigated

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   Your view on child support is most certainly defined by what side of the equation you’re on. If you pay child support to an ex-spouse, you can be concerned or even alarmed with how much you’re paying, and if you’re receiving child […]

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-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.   […]

Adultery: Is It Really “Good for Divorce Lawyers?”

This article was written by Hance | Wickham associate attorney Jonathan James.   Two weeks ago, reports came out that computer hackers gained access to the database of subscribers to Ashley Madison, the website that caters to married people interested in arranging affairs. There’s been speculation that the hackers would release the 37 million names […]

Dealing with Debt in Divorce: Part Two

This article was written by Hance | Wickham associate attorney Jonathan James.   In my last article on the topic of dealing with debt in divorce, I talked about how Texas law views issues with debt during and after divorce, focusing on debt in one party’s name. Typically, divorce cases involving debt have a mix […]

Dealing with Debt in Divorce: Part One

This article was written by Hance | Wickham associate attorney Jonathan James.   When we talk about financial matters in divorce, we often talk about dividing assets fairly and developing plans for couples to keep illiquid assets intact. But that’s not the reality of every divorce – in fact, a great number of couples who […]