Category Archives: Resources for Divorcing Couples

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 […]

Summer Parenting Time: Conflicts, Alternatives and Tools

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   In my previous article, we looked at the rules around summer parenting time in Texas, as laid out in the standard and expanded parenting plans that are in many Texas divorce decrees. In this article, I wanted to look at where conflicts […]

Limited Scope Services for Post-Divorce

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   In my last article, I talked about the limited scope services we provide for divorce. Though divorce is where we concentrate a lot of our family law services, we also do a good deal of work post-divorce. And because of the nature […]

Limited Scope Services for Divorce

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   One of the options our firm offers divorcing couples is what we call limited scope services. As you’re aware, divorce runs across a wide spectrum of emotions and situations – some couples might have a very contentious divorce in which they either […]

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 […]

Introducing Jonathan James

I’m pleased to introduce our newest associate attorney at Hance Wickham, P.C.   Jonathan James is a lifelong Texan, a graduate of Baylor University (where he received a B.A. in Political Science) and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (where he received his law degree). He’s spent most of his career in family law, and […]

What Makes Divorce Expensive?

Most everyone knows that divorce is an expensive process, even by legal standards. However, the reasons that divorce is expensive aren’t as simple or clear-cut as people think they are, so I think it’s worth discussing how the costs mount up for clients during a divorce.   Part of the expense does, of course, come […]