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Right of First Refusal, Part Two: What about the Kids?

  The right of first refusal can create a police state mentality. Clocking the comings and goings of an ex is anathema to healing.  It is a great way to remain angry, stuck, and convinced of moral “right-ness,” which might feel good in the moment but brings eventual misery.  Heard the expression would you rather […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Net Worth Divorces: An Overview

The simplest definition of a high net worth divorce is a divorce involving a client who has a considerable amount of wealth amassed – generally speaking, this would be someone with at least $5 million in liquid assets. But that’s not anywhere close to being a complete definition, for high net worth divorces typically involve […]

Misperceptions About Divorce

When new clients come into our office for the first time, they often come into those meetings with some misunderstandings about divorce.   Sometimes, they come from hearing about divorces in other states, where the laws can differ significantly from what exists in Texas. Sometimes, they’re shaped from TV or movies, where writers might take […]

What is a “good” lawyer?

When you are seeking a divorce, obviously you want to hire a “good” lawyer. But this is where it gets complicated–what is a “good” lawyer?   The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “good” covers a lot of ground: “of a favorable character or tendency”; “that can be relied on”; “agreeable, pleasant”; “honorable”; “deserving of respect”; “commendable”; […]

T. Boone Pickens Presentation

One of the highlights at a Collaborative Law Conference recently held in Dallas was a presentation by T. Boone Pickens. Following his talk with the group, he gave an entertaining and enlightening interview to the Dallas Business Journal which can be seen here. He spoke frankly about the difference between traditional courtroom divorce and collaborative […]

Why aren’t those lawyers going to court?

A number of lawyers across the United States have begun handling divorces through a process called Collaborative Law.   In Collaborative Law, both clients retain separate lawyers whose only job is to help the clients settle their disputes. The parties are normally assisted by a neutral mental health professional and financial professional, who help facilitate […]