Very few family law cases end up in a final trial, whether before a jury or before a judge.  Most of the time, parties are able to settle their differences at some point during the course of the litigation.  Sometimes, these settlements are reached informally, by passing settlement offers back and forth between the lawyers…

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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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New Child Support Guidelines, 2019 - What You Need To Know

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 a couple’s situation, but on what details actually factor into the equation. With that in mind, this blog endeavors not only to make you aware…

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Five Tips to Protect and Maintain Your Separate Property

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 so they would never color outside the lines—this article is for you! Unfortunately, that group also stopped reading after the whole word/words debacle in the…

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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 of Kitchen Table Divorce.” It’s a good read for someone who is contemplating negotiating divorce terms with his or her spouse directly, rather than going…

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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 of people, divorce is the most involved legal process they’ll undergo, and there can be some sticker shock on just how expensive it is. But…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. Texas is sometimes a state that marches to its own beat, and that’s certainly the case with mediation. Texas came into mediation fairly late in the game, and it was an option in civil cases before it was adopted for family law. As a…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. In my previous article, we looked at the rules around summer parenting time in Texas, as laid out in the standard and expanded parenting plans that are in many Texas divorce decrees. In this article, I wanted to look at where conflicts can…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. In my last article, I talked about the limited scope services we provide for divorce. Though divorce is where we concentrate a lot of our family law services, we also do a good deal of work post-divorce. And because of the nature of…

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