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Category: Divorce and Finances

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...

A Guide to (Single) Father’s Day

Jun 11, 2018
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...

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....

Hance Law Group Newsletter – May 2018

May 14, 2018
You can subscribe to future newsletters using this link. A Note from Larry Hance Spring has finally sprung! The much-needed warmer weather has invigorated our office, which has been buzzing...

Mistakes to Avoid in a High Net Worth Divorce

Apr 23, 2018
In my last article, I talked about high net worth divorce and key factors that often make these situations more complex than your standard divorce. Working with these clients requires...

An Overview of High Net Worth Divorce

Apr 4, 2018
The simplest definition of a “high net worth divorce” involves a client who has at least $5 million in liquid assets—but that is far from a complete definition.  It’s not...

Who Gets the House in Divorce?

Mar 12, 2018
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...

529 College Savings Plan in Texas Divorce

Jan 3, 2018
Divorcing couples often come into my office with the assumption that their child’s 529 college savings are assets of their children. Texas’ community property laws clearly state, however, that property...

Trusts and Divorce: What You Should Know

Sep 7, 2017
This article was originally printed in the September 2017 issue of DBA Headnotes here. Many high-net worth individuals and families have assets that are contained within a trust, or trusts....
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