The Rise in After Retirement Divorce

The Rise in After Retirement Divorce

My family law practice handles a sizeable number of “grey divorces.”  “Grey divorce” clients have been married to their respective spouses for decades.  Over the years, through season after season, their relationships have evolved and changed.  At some point, these...
Why Are Older People Getting Divorced?

Why Are Older People Getting Divorced?

For years, married couples have been known to stay together for the “sake of the children.” When the children are grown and moved away, more older people are divorcing than ever before. There are several reasons for this: The couple may have problems with being empty...
Understanding Alimony in Texas

Understanding Alimony in Texas

Contrary to what many people think, Texas does have what is commonly known as alimony. The Texas Family Code calls it spousal maintenance.  However, the Texas Family Code narrowly defines when spousal maintenance can be ordered by the court. When clients want or need...
Dealing With Trusts In A Divorce

Dealing With Trusts In A Divorce

Characterizing property owned by a couple is an important part of any divorce and the existence of a trust can complicate the process, especially if it’s an irrevocable trust established during the marriage.  On the other hand, an irrevocable trust established prior...
4 Bad Habits of Co-parents and How to Break Them

4 Bad Habits of Co-parents and How to Break Them

It’s not a secret that co-parenting is a job in of itself, one that requires many hours of on-the-job training. And since there is so much emotional labor involved, one or more parties might be tempted to lean on bad behaviors in moments of exhaustion or frustration....
Divorce Is A Family Affair

Divorce Is A Family Affair

Divorcing with children involves the whole family. One day, everyone knows where everyone is and where things go and what the rules are, the next day everything has changed. Parents do everything they can to ‘keep the kids out of it’, to let them know it isn’t their...