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Category: Preparing for Divorce

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...

Adultery in Divorce

Oct 25, 2018
I’m often asked if adultery is the main reason people divorce. My answer is no, but it’s one of the main symptoms of a failing marriage. And even though extra-marital...

Divorce 101: The DO’S and DON’TS in the treacherous middle

Aug 13, 2018
Just Keep Swimming Navigating the path to a divorce decree can be perilous.  Imagine yourself on one side of a body of water.  On the other lies a picturesque island:...

How long do you have to live in Texas to file for divorce?

Oct 31, 2017
Residency Requirements and the Texas Divorce As Texas (North Texas, particularly) booms commercially and industrially, an increasingly attractive destination for an ever-growing number of companies, relocation for out of state...

A Divorce Attorney Shares His Top 4 Ways to Survive (and Eventually Thrive) during Divorce

Oct 19, 2017
For a successful divorce—oxymoron, I know—decide with all the self-awareness you can muster the least damaging path, emotionally and financially, for you, your spouse, and children, if applicable, to reach...

5 Important Tips Before You File for Divorce

Sep 12, 2017
Yes, it does happen.  People who file for divorce sometimes end up not going through with it.  One spouse filing might serve as a necessary wake-up call to encourage a...

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...

How Pregnancy Affects Divorce

Apr 27, 2016
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...
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