This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via. If I could give one piece of advice to someone getting a divorce, it would simply be, “Don’t be difficult.” That’s not to say that you shouldn’t stand up for yourself, or that you should cave in during negotiations. You definitely should understand…

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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 doubled…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via. When parents divorce, it can be challenging to factor in what the children need from the time of the divorce to when they graduate from high school. When parents of children with special needs divorce, however, the challenge is even greater, as those…

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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 spring…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via. One of the most important (and potentially contentious) aspects of a divorce settlement has to do with parenting time. The Texas legislature and courts have established that the public policy of the state is that children should have “frequent and continuing” contact with…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Ward Via. In my previous article for the blog, I discussed what you should know about your finances heading into a divorce. This is obviously an important part of your divorce, as it’s a legal process that has much to do with your assets,…

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This article was written by [company] associate attorney Beverly Ward Via. A few weeks ago, I ran across a Washington Post article covering a study showing that women are now more likely to get divorced. The article notes, “For most of Western history, marriage had little equality. Wives bore the brunt of child care and housework, depended…

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This article was written by [company] associate attorney Beverly Ward Via. A child turning 18 is a momentous occasion, and it typically coincides with that child leaving home and going off to college. It’s a time of limbo, in which parents are often still responsible for children financially, but also in which children are officially…

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This article was written by [company] associate attorney Beverly Ward Via. For many, social media is an important and even essential way to connect with family, friends, and associates. But social media can sometimes be more public, more revealing, and more negative than its users intend it to be – particularly when someone is trying…

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