Why jumping into a marriage can be a bad decision

It’s unfortunate, but about half of all marriages in Texas end in divorce. While every couple thinks they’re going to beat the odds, this isn’t always the case. Some people rush into marriage without knowing much about their partner while others get...

Divorce can have some positive financial outcomes

Texas residents who are planning to or in the midst of a divorce may be concerned with the hit their finances may take due. While it is true that for some people, divorce can result in financial complications, for others, there may be positive financial outcomes....

Community property and divorce asset division

When people in Texas decide to divorce, the financial consequences can be significant. Even after the emotional feelings about the end of the marriage have subsided and the practical matters are resolved, asset division can permanently change each partner’s...

How a court decides a child’s best interest

Texas physical custody cases often wind up hinging about the child’s best interest, which is a legal term that carries a lot of weight. The child’s best interests could be widely varied, but the court generally boils it down to three elements. Those are the child’s...

Businesses are community property in Texas divorces

If you own a business and think you are the sole proprietor, Texas law does not necessarily agree. Family law views a business as a marital asset in this state. If you are married and get divorced, that business becomes part of the community property equally owned by...

The different types of child custody in Texas

When issues arise within a family that lead to the separation of both parents, it can place any child in a tough position. This will often lead to a child custody case. A common misconception regarding child custody is that there is only one outcome with the child...

Divorce and division of retirement assets

If you live in Texas and are getting a divorce, you may need to go through a process of dividing an annuity, an IRA or a 401(k). You may want to consult a financial professional along with your attorney during this process since there can be complex tax implications....

When your child wants to live with the other parent

When a Texas child wants to change residences between their parents’ homes, it can be a difficult conversation between the child and parent. The parent needs to be extremely careful not to make the situation worse when having this conversation. However, if they...