I know, I know, divorce is hell.  You’ve been through the wringer. You’re curious about tinder.  Fine. No one can stop you. But people, please, be aware. If you have children with your ex, the rules are different.  No longer are you single in Vegas, even if technically you are actually single and in Vegas,…

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As if divorce weren’t tough enough, throw in long-distance parenting and you’ve got a tricky proposition.  In today’s fast-paced existence, the reality is that both parents aren’t always able to live within the bounds of standard language in your typical Texas custody agreement, whether the reason is financial (job) or personal (you name it). Let’s…

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Five Tips to Protect and Maintain Your Separate Property

In the beginning, there was the word, and that word was Separate Property.  Technically, that’s two words, but who’s counting anyway. To those readers who as kids sharpened their crayons so they would never color outside the lines—this article is for you! Unfortunately, that group also stopped reading after the whole word/words debacle in the…

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What back in the day was called a “social study” is now termed a “child custody evaluation”—either way, if you have one, full disclosure: you, your ex, and your children are probably in for a roller coaster. By no means am I saying do not have an evaluation—sometimes they are absolutely necessary, the clear right…

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I hear the word ‘mediation’ tossed around often, and too often I suspect the person doing the talking doesn’t actually fully understand the definition.   Which is okay, this stuff can feel confusing.  Here’s my attempt to clear it up by stating what mediation is and what it isn’t.   Mediation Is: A form of conflict…

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How Tax Reforms Could Impact Your Divorce

In the largest tax overhaul since 1986, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress seem set to affect all walks of America; those seeking divorce are certainly no exception.  In myriad ways, these provisions will likely make divorce even more painful and complicated.  Specifically, the new law’s changes on the tax treatment of…

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As a divorce attorney, this is a question I get hit with regularly.  Lots of concerned voices.  Actually–while divorce is anything but simple–the house and requisite who/what/when/where does not have to be complicated.  That said, pitfalls do exist when divvying up the domicile. Generally speaking, outside of a 401K, a couple’s home is their largest…

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