In December, Larry Hance presented to the Dallas Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Section. His topic: “What Would Happen if an Entire Town Embraced Collaborative Law? The Lessons of Medicine Hat.” What, you might ask, is Medicine Hat and what does it have to do with family law? Medicine Hat is a town in Alberta that…

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Divorcing couples often come into my office with the assumption that their child’s 529 college savings are assets of their children. Texas’ community property laws clearly state, however, that property acquired by either spouse during the marriage belongs to both spouses equally. And if a divorce occurs, the parties must divide that property “fairly and…

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