Financial assets are those that were acquired during the marriage period and are subject to Texas community property laws. The court uses the “just and right” principle when dividing those assets in a divorce. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a 50/50 split. The court has some leeway to ensure … [Read more...] about Fort Worth Divorce: Steps to Protect Your Financial Interests
Whether a couple mutually decides to divorce or one party decides and moves forward, it can quickly become complicated and expensive. Property division and co-parenting schedules are just some of the issues that can stonewall the process. Many of these decisions are made by a judge who doesn’t … [Read more...] about Understanding Divorce Mediation in Fort Worth
Ask any divorce attorney in the Lone Star State, and they’ll admit that litigation is expensive, especially when both attorneys are fighting each other. Beyond the high cost, litigation can also do further damage to an already fractured family relationship, for both the divorcing parents and their … [Read more...] about Texas Divorce Mediation vs. Litigation: Choosing the Right Path
The New Year leads people to make life changes. Sometimes that includes filing for divorce. In Texas, many people file for divorce and talk to attorneys about ending their marriage right after the holidays, making January popular as a “divorce month.” If a divorce is part of your New Year’s … [Read more...] about Texas Divorce Laws: What To Know
Texas believes both parents should contribute financially to their children’s well-being, so child support is based on the income of both parents. It’s easy when one or both parents have a “regular job” and steady employment. But when one or both parents own a business and is a self-employed … [Read more...] about How Does Owning A Business Affect Child Support?
A high net worth divorce is one in which marital assets total a million dollars or more of liquid assets. They are not always in cash and can include real estate, domestic and international assets, and shares in one or more businesses. Because of their complexity, it’s important to find an attorney … [Read more...] about High-Net-Worth Divorce
Because Texas has become a haven for businesses large and small, it’s not unusual for individuals to start a small business here. For a business owner facing a divorce, ownership and the profits from that business could be part of the business marital property estate to be divided and awarded … [Read more...] about When Your Business is Marital Property
There are many reasons people choose divorce. Some of them though are fairly common. A couple in Texas can file for divorce for any reason that is meaningful to them. Let us look at the top five reasons people choose divorce. Though the reason people choose divorce may depend on who you ask, … [Read more...] about Top 5 Reasons People Choose Divorce
The tradition of a woman changing her name to her husband's last name after getting married goes back many years. Many women still do observe this custom. But after a divorce, a woman may wonder "Should I change name back after divorce?" A woman who has legally changed her name to her … [Read more...] about Change Name Back After Divorce?
With current divorce rates between 40% and 50% in the US, getting divorced is fairly common. We all strive for a happy marriage but given these numbers, we need to also attempt to have a happy divorce. So what do we mean by a happy divorce. Let an experienced divorce lawyer, Wendy L. Hart share how … [Read more...] about How To Have A Happy Divorce