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How to identify signs of parental alienation during divorce

When a spouse exhibits hostile feelings toward their partner, children are often caught in the middle. This can lead to feelings of anger, fear or resentment towards one parent by the children. This is often referred to a parental alienation. Parental alienation is a...

Should You Go it Alone – To Lawyer or Not to Lawyer!

The year 2020 was certainly one for the books!  Now that the holidays are over and we are into 2021, you may be wanting a fresh start.  Is it time to make a transition in your life?  Are you ready for a new beginning?  Before you consider the DIY approach to divorce,...

Options for dividing your home in a Texas divorce

For many people going through a divorce, the family home will be the largest asset divided. While Texas is a community property state, that doesn’t necessarily mean marital property is split evenly. Instead, courts typically distribute assets in a “just and right”...

COVID-19 reveals fractures in many Texas marriages

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on a majority of Americans. Hundreds of thousands have died, and millions more have suffered economic hardship due to job loss and other lost opportunities. While vaccines are being distributed, these impacts of the...

Navigating child custody with a bipolar ex-spouse

You and your spouse have decided to part ways. You want your child to maintain a close relationship with both parents, but you also want to keep your child safe. You’re concerned about how your ex’s bipolar disorder could affect their parenting abilities. Here are...

All I want for Christmas . . .

The year 2020 has delivered many hardships and heartaches.  Whether you have been personally affected by COVID-19 itself (or have a family member or friend who has) or have managed to remain healthy, we have all been affected.  Some have suffered job losses, schools...

How will your property be divided in your Texas divorce?

While U.S. divorce rates have declined in recent years, the numbers remain sobering. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50% of marriages in the U.S. ultimately end in divorce. Whether a marriage has lasted one year or many, spouses often...

What things do I need to avoid when planning for my divorce?

Ending a marriage can take a devastating emotional, physical and personal toll on everyone involved. That anxiety often leads spouses to make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. That’s why it’s crucial that you control your emotions and focus on all the vital...

Are divorces more likely after stay-at-home orders lift?

For months, therapists and family law experts have predicted a surge in divorces here in Texas and elsewhere as shelter-in-place restrictions are relaxed or lifted. These experts say there are two primary reasons. First, a lot of estranged couples didn’t have a choice...

Can your family benefit from a “nesting” co-parenting arrangement?

Once a marriage ends and children are involved, the traditional approach for joint custody is a two-household situation, where children are shuttled back and forth. Many of their possessions are either duplicated or also transported from house to house. However, a...