When Is It Time To Divorce?

The First Steps You Should Take Oftentimes, when clients come to my office seeking a divorce, they have already committed to the idea that they and their partners are going to be splitting up.  They already flew through days filled with fights and tears, rode the...

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Tips For Handling Stress In A Divorce

It’s obvious that going through a divorce is stressful. In fact, the top five stressful life events include:  death of a loved one, divorce, moving,major illness or injury, orjob loss.When you think about it, divorce can include some, if not all of those events.  Dr....

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Refinance and Owelty Liens

In many divorce situations, one of the most important and emotional decisions is which party will keep the marital home.  In some cases, both parties agree to sell the home and divide the equity. In other cases, one spouse decides to keep the home and then needs to...

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Putting The Kids First In Your Divorce

Many times in my career as a family lawyer I was appointed by a judge as an amicus or ad litem attorney with the job of representing the best interests of the children whose parents were going through a divorce. As such, I would meet with my young clients to find out...

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CoParenting After Separation and Beyond

You and your spouse have decided to separate and set the date for the move. Now what? You’ve seen couples start this process with the best of intentions, only to find themselves derailed and fighting even more fiercely than before the separation. You both resolve not...

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What To Expect In A Texas Divorce

Both parties are frustrated during a divorce, because the spouse who wants the divorce feels the process is too slow, and the spouse who wants to save the marriage wants to slow things down.  Ultimately, the outcome of your divorce will depend on whether you choose a...

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Five Types Of Married Couples

Based on numerous studies of how married couples interact, John Gottman has sorted couples into five types: Validating, Volatile, Conflict-Avoiding, Hostile, and Hostile–Detached.  Validating, Volatile, and Conflict-Avoiding couples are generally happy in their...

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How To Divide Property In Texas

Texas courts are mandated to divide marital property in a “just and right” manner, but that doesn’t always mean a 50/50 split.  Texas courts consider many factors when dividing a marital estate.  For example, if one spouse commits adultery, family violence, is a...

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Seven Marriage Destroying Habits

Everyone has habits that annoy their spouse, but some behaviors can destroy your marriage if you don’t change.  The good news is it’s probably not too late to change those habits and rebuild your marriage.  Below are the seven common habits that can destroy any...

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New Holiday Traditions While Divorcing

Holidays can be difficult for children during a divorce.  To ease the pain, establish new traditions for you and your children to enjoy over the holidays.  New Christmas activities will bring you and your children together and give them joy during this trying time. ...

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The History of Divorce – Part 4

During the 11th Century, Pope Gregory VII excommunicated all Eastern Orthodox Christians because he was competing with the head of the Eastern Catholic Church for Papal power.  The Eastern Orthodox Church never adopted the view that celibacy is the preferred way of...

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‘Til Death Us Do Part

‘Til Death Us Do Part – The Unintentional Fulfillment of Their Marital Vows, Even After their Divorce A former client called me today to ask what to do with regard to child support since her ex-spouse had died.  After I told her, she thanked me for my help in their...

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Using the “F” Word In Divorce

In a divorce case, we have a rule about not using the “F’ word.  No, it is not that word, but it is the word “Fair”.  Everyone wants a fair divorce settlement, but exactly what’s “fair”?   There are two major issues that must be resolved in any divorce–how to divide...

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How to Protect Children Through Divorce

Children are a primary concern for parents during the divorce process. This time can be confusing and overwhelming for everyone involved, so it is essential to make sure your kids feel safe and protected. Presented here is a quick list of six things that you can do as...

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