Adultery in Texas: From the Bedroom to the Courtroom

There is a myriad of reasons for why marriages fall apart and end in divorce. Sometimes it is financial stressors that seep into every nook and cranny of the relationship. Sometimes it is conflict with family and friends that corrodes the bonds of trust between spouses. Other times it is work, or illness, or a…

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How Co-Parenting Might Look This Summer Given Current Circumstances

Summer season is fast approaching, and that would typically mean co-parents across the metroplex are gearing up for some significant changes to their daily schedules with kids staying home. In the current environment created by Covid-19 and social distancing, the summer of 2020 might look very different than those of the recent past. Nevertheless, with…

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every sector of our societal system and brought chaos to industries around the world and right here at home. While it has directly or tangentially affected almost every facet of what we consider “normal daily life” (or used to consider normal, at least), it has had a particularly visceral…

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Very few family law cases end up in a final trial, whether before a jury or before a judge.  Most of the time, parties are able to settle their differences at some point during the course of the litigation.  Sometimes, these settlements are reached informally, by passing settlement offers back and forth between the lawyers…

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New Child Support Guidelines, 2019 - What You Need To Know

Child support can be one of the most miscalculated topics (figuratively, literally) within the family law/divorce experience. Not how to arrive at an individual’s recompense, depending on the particulars of a couple’s situation, but on what details actually factor into the equation. With that in mind, this blog endeavors not only to make you aware…

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When a divorce suit is filed, the Court is required to divide the estate of the parties in a manner that the Court deems “just and right.”  The Court is also challenged to “give due regard for the rights of each party” and last but not least, to not forget about the children.  Seems reasonable.…

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Financial Wildcards in Divorce

In the first post of Money, Debt, and the Modern Divorce, we covered the regulars of marital liabilities, the biggies, aka mortgage and credit card debt. While no walk in the park, these complicated financial dilemmas are nothing new for the family law attorney. Here we address those unique situations we don’t see every day,…

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Money, Debt and the Modern Divorce

Nothing gives a family law attorney that get up and go energy like diving into the liabilities section of a client’s inventory—money is sexy! Hm. Let’s put it this way: if each client came with a checking account brimming with sufficient funds to pay every liability, and a bundle left over for reasonable, necessary legal…

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Bitcoin Battles: Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets Via Cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency exactly? Cryptocurrency began in 2009, gained popularity since, and acts now as an important role in the financial lives of many couples. Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency, the first decentralized “digital currency” for direct transactions between users with no intermediary; essentially a line of computer code that holds monetary value.  Think…

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