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Friday, February 22, 2019

Divorce Day Brings Surge in Divorce Enquiries


Why is January 7 known as divorce day?


Every year, there is a certain day following the holidays that becomes dubbed among those in the divorce industry as “Divorce Day.”  According to a report in Evening Standard, divorce attorneys receive the highest number of calls by prospective clients seeking divorce on the first Monday back at work after the holidays.  This year, Divorce Day fell on January 7th.  Our Read more . . .


Friday, February 15, 2019

Divorce Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Wallet


How might posting on social media cost you in a divorce?


Divorce is an often messy and complicated process.  There are certain actions you could inadvertently take, however, that could turn a routine divorce into a far more complex and costly one.  If you are contemplating divorce, review this list of things not to do compiled by our Midland, Texas divorce lawyer so that you do not accidentally hinder your finances even further.


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Friday, February 8, 2019

Examining One of the World’s Biggest Divorces: Bezos v. Bezos


Will Mackenzie Bezos receive half of her husband’s stock in Amazon?


Recently, Amazon creator Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife Mackenzie of 25 years.  The divorce is already being labeled as one of the largest in the world because it will involve division of the Bezos over $137 billion in assets.  Further, the divorce is rumored to have occurred, at least in part, due to Jeff Bezos’ affair.  Bezos was photographed weeks before the divorce announcement with another woman.  As the Bezos gear up for a hotly contested and high profile divorce, our


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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Social Media Becomes Intricately Tied to Divorce


How can social media impact a divorce?


Since its inception, social media has come to influence several major facets of our lives, from the ways in which we communicate and how we gather information, to even our interpersonal relationships.  Of the 86 percent of Americans currently using the internet, 79 percent report logging into popular social media site Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center.  About 30 percent of internet users report regular use of other social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Researchers and divorce attorneys across the country are reporting a new trend—social media has now becoming a prime factor in many divorces.  Our


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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Simplifying Your Divorce


How can I make my divorce less painful?


Divorce is generally thought of as an expensive and stressful process.  Many people enter a divorce with dread.  Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to make your divorce simpler and less painful.  By following some basic tips offered by our Read more . . .


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dividing Assets in a “Grey Divorce”


What unique considerations exist in divorces involving those over the age of 50?


The term “grey divorce” was coined to describe divorce among couples over the age of 50.  Grey divorces have become increasingly common in recent years, and divorcing at an older age brings with it unique considerations.  According to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the overall divorce rate in America has dropped in the past 20 years, but among those over the age of 50, the divorce rate has actually doubled.  The increase in divorces among those over the age 50 has been theorized to be linked to the increasing life span and the growing older population, among other factors.  Anyone divorcing at a later age will want to contact an Read more . . .


Friday, December 21, 2018

Celebrating Your Divorce


How can I move on post-divorce?


A Texas woman recently made headline news with her “explosive” post-divorce celebration.  Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler of Lacoste, Texas decided to mark her divorce with a momentous act.  She held a divorce party with about 40 guests in attendance. With her guests gathered, she fired an explosive and set her wedding dress on fire.  The explosion was said to be felt by those living some 15 miles away.
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Requirements for Filing for Divorce in Texas


Am I eligible to file for divorce in Texas?


Each state sets its own laws governing who is eligible to file for divorce.  Filing for divorce is a life-changing process and your ability to file in a certain state will ultimately impact how your assets are divided, whether you receive alimony, and how quickly the divorce will proceed.  Filing in the incorrect state or venue could result in dismissal of your case. Our Read more . . .


Monday, November 19, 2018

Study Suggests Couples Who Cohabitate Before Marriage Are More Likely to Divorce

Why might living together before marriage increase your odds of divorce?

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family addresses the much disputed link between cohabitation and divorce.  In recent years, an increasing number of couples have elected to live together before getting married.  With the ever growing incidence of cohabitation, social scientists have conducted several studies with the goal of determining the impact of living together pre-marriage on divorce rates.  The results of the studies have varied, but the newly released study by authors Michael J. Rosenfeld and Katharina Roesler purports to have discovered that premarital cohabitation is associated with higher rates of divorce.


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Monday, November 5, 2018

Divorce Rate on the Decline Thanks to Millennials

Why are millennials divorcing at lower rates than previous generations?

A recent study suggests that divorce rates are on the decline in the United States, and it is thought to be due to the Millennials and their marriage decisions.  The American divorce rate has long been among the highest in the world, but this may be changing with younger generations now reaching marriage age and electing to do things differently than the generation before.  Our Midland, Texas divorce lawyers explore the new trend in divorce and why Millennials are bringing down divorce rates below.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Attorney

How do I select a good divorce lawyer?

Divorce is a stressful time filled with uncertainty, fear, and much emotion.  Those contemplating divorce will need the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney.  Your divorce attorney will become your primary advocate and sounding board throughout the divorce process.  Your selection of a divorce lawyer could well make the difference between achieving the divorce outcome you desire or finding yourself struggling to make due with a lesser divorce settlement or an unfair custody arrangement.  With so many divorce lawyers out there, how do you choose the right one? Start by asking the right questions of your potential divorce attorney.


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