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Category: Divorce and Finances

New Child Support Guidelines 2019 – What You Need To Know

Sep 12, 2019
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...

Five Tips to Protect and Maintain Your Separate Property

Sep 10, 2019
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...

How Does the Division of Estate Work in Texas?

Jun 18, 2019
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...

A Guide to (Single) Father’s Day

Jun 14, 2019
Does Dad Always Get Visitation on Father’s Day? In Texas, the standard custody agreement gives mom time with the kids on Mother’s Day and dad gets them on Father’s Day...

Money, Debt, and the Modern Divorce – Part Two, the Wildcards

Mar 28, 2019
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...

Money, Debt, and the Modern Divorce – Part One

Feb 15, 2019
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:...

When Divorce Requires Litigation

Feb 12, 2019
When Litigation is Necessary A good, experienced family law attorney understands – and advises his clients – that the courthouse is the emergency room of the legal system. There are...

Pitfalls of Kitchen Table Divorce

Jan 4, 2019
Is a “Kitchen Table” Divorce a Good Idea? A recent article in the Texas Paralegal Journal, by Austin attorney Hillery Kaplan, entitled, “The Pitfalls of Kitchen Table Divorce.” starts a...

Bitcoin Battles: Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets Via Cryptocurrency?

Oct 3, 2018
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...

Parental Substance Abuse and Children: Steps to Protection & Ensuring Treatment Requirements

May 21, 2018
Part One: Steps to Protection Substance Statistics Substance abuse, as most of us are aware, is distressingly common. According to a study from Harvard in 2016, 1 in 5 U.S....
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