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Category: Divorce and Costs

How the Tax Reforms on Alimony Could Impact Your Divorce

Sep 5, 2018
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...

How to Handle College Expenses in Texas Divorce

Jul 26, 2018
College Expenses Let’s nail down a general definition.  Typical college expenses may include: tuition, room and board, dues/fees, transportation/travel, books, medical/dental fees, general living expenses, monthly allowance, and extracurricular activities....

Gray Divorces: A Growing Trend

Jun 23, 2016
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...

Pre-Litigation Mediation

Jun 7, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. Texas is sometimes a state that marches to its own beat, and that’s certainly the case with mediation. Texas...

Limited Scope Services for Post-Divorce

May 4, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. In my last article, I talked about the limited scope services we provide for divorce. Though divorce is...

Cooperative Lawyers vs. Hard Bargainers

Nov 20, 2015
As you’re well aware from seeing TV commercials and billboards, some lawyers pride themselves on being extremely aggressive, indicating that they solve legal issues by scaring the other side. There’s...

For Divorcing Women, It’s Especially Important to Know Your Finances

Oct 14, 2015
This article was written by 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...

Adultery: Is It Really “Good for Divorce Lawyers?”

Aug 13, 2015
This article was written by associate attorney Jonathan James. Two weeks ago, reports came out that computer hackers gained access to the database of subscribers to Ashley Madison, the website...

Dating During Divorce Proceedings: It’s Never A Good Idea

Mar 18, 2015
Infidelity is a very common component divorce, and it often makes for a challenging, emotional divorce. And yet, there are a number of people who not only start relationships while...

Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements: The Gold Standard for Protecting Assets

Mar 2, 2015
Because Texas is a community property state, there is a presumption that money made and assets acquired during a couple’s marriage are community property (jointly owned)– and in the case...
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