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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Coaching is a process which strives to take a situation which is not working as well as it could and make it better.  It looks to the client to take responsibility for the outcome of the process and offers guides to help along the path.  This is not the normal view of the attorney client…

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Unfortunately, family violence is too common in our world, and it shows up often in divorces.  As divorce professionals, it’s important to understand the different ways it reveals itself, and what can be done to deal with it. First, it’s important to understand what consists of “family violence” or “domestic violence”.  The Texas Family Code…

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The concept sounds perfectly rational—good, in fact—in theory.  If both parties in a divorce settlement understand the agreement and potential results therein, a “Right of First Refusal” within a decree can be a positive.  First, what exactly is the “Right of First Refusal”?  Simply put, if a parent in possession of the child(ren) will be…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. After thirty some odd years as primarily a divorce attorney, enough clients have come through my door on the way to divorce for the emergence of a collective story. “I knew as I was walking down the aisle,” or some version of this lamentation…

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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 principal Larry Hance. Recently, there were two celebrity divorce revelations that made their way around the news. I usually only see or hear this type of news in passing and don’t think much of it. However, the stories – concerning Megan Fox and Drew Barrymore’s announcements that…

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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 Jonathan James. When a couple decides to get divorce, it’s a move that’s sometimes accompanied by one spouse moving out of the house. It makes a certain amount of emotional sense to do that – you’ve decided to not be together as a couple, and…

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