Category Archives: Texas Divorce Laws

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Parenting Time: How It Works

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   For divorcing couples with children, the negotiations over parenting time can be challenging, especially if one parent wants 50/50 time. In Texas, there’s a standard possession order and there’s an election to extend possession times commonly known as an expanded possession order, […]

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 […]

How Pregnancy Affects Divorce

This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance.   Recently, there were two celebrity divorce revelations that made their way around the news. I usually only see or hear this type of news in passing and don’t think much of it. However, the stories – concerning Megan Fox and Drew Barrymore’s announcements […]

Collaborative Pre-Nuptial Agreements

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   In a prior blog article, I discussed how pre-nuptial agreements can help project couples from confusion and rancor in the case of a divorce. While pre-nuptial agreements only require the participation of the two people who are getting married, I strongly advise […]