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Category: Hance Law Philosophy

Lessons from the Monastery

May 21, 2019
I spent a recent May weekend at the Society of St. John the Evangelist monastery (part of the Episcopal church) in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a group of family lawyers from...

Why Do People Really Get Divorced?

Jan 31, 2017
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...

When Assets are Tied Up in Trusts

Oct 19, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. Many high net worth divorces involve assets contained within a trust, or trusts. One that I’m working with right...

Why Interest-Based Negotiations are Best

Aug 22, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. Collaborative divorce has its roots in the idea of interest-based negotiation. There’s a foundational 1981 book, Roger Fisher’s Getting...

Is a “Kitchen Table” Divorce a Good Idea?

Aug 12, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. I recently ran across an article in the Texas Paralegal Journal, from Austin attorney Hillery Kaplan, entitled, “The Pitfalls...

The Cost of Being Difficult

Jul 29, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via. If I could give one piece of advice to someone getting a divorce, it would simply be, “Don’t...

Value Billing

Jun 27, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. People going into a divorce typically would like to know how much it will cost. For a great number...

Pre-nuptial agreements: Separating myth from fact

Feb 3, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. Popular culture paints a negative stereotype of what a pre-nuptial agreement is and how it functions. We think...

Advice to Divorcing Women: Know What You Need Out Of Your Divorce

Dec 3, 2015
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Ward Via. In my previous article for the blog, I discussed what you should know about your finances heading...

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...
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