Category Archives: Divorce in the News

When Does a Same-Sex Marriage in Texas Begin?

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   With the possibility of same-sex marriage now a reality in Texas (and all other states), there’s an interesting debate that might come up as the possibility of same-sex divorce in Texas becomes more and more real for some couples.   The question […]

Gray Divorces: A Growing Trend

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   In recent years, we have seen first-hand a growing trend, referred to as the “gray divorce” phenomenon, involving couples who are at least 50 years of age. According to a Washington Post article from October 2014, divorce for couples over 50 has […]

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 […]


This article was written by Hance | Wickham partner Larry Hance.   I ran across a recent article that announced that the Governor of Alabama and his wife of 50 years were getting divorced. Specifically, it announced that the details of their divorce would be kept confidential – which is a courtesy you’d expect of […]

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 […]

Revisiting Conscious Uncoupling: Why It’s Still a Good Idea

Several weeks ago, Gywneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced that their divorce was official. While I’m far from being a follower of Hollywood gossip, this celebrity divorce story is one that I have been keeping tabs on, and I’m not alone in that.   When they first announced plans to divorce last year, it wasn’t […]