Monday, July 22, 2019

Collaborative Divorce Requires Setting Egos Aside

What are the benefits of a collaborative divorce?

Divorcing spouses will often carry around feelings of hurt and confusion. It can be easy to be swept away by these feelings, fueling a desire for revenge or the need to defeat the other spouse in the divorce.  Before you commit to the litigious route, it is important to consider what litigating your case might cost you, both financially and emotionally. If you are able to set aside the hurt and ego involved in divorce, you may find that you and your ex-spouse can go down the path towards a collaborative divorce.  Our Read more . . .

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Parental Alienation

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. There are hurt feelings and big life changes happening all at once. The consequences of unleashing all of those tough emotions in the wrong way can be devastating, especially when children are involved.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Should I Move Out of the Marital Home During My Divorce?

Should I Move Out of the Marital Home During My Divorce?

With a divorce looming, it can be tense to remain living in the marital home with your spouse.  Understandably, one of the spouses will often want to leave the home before the divorce is finalized.  However, moving out of the marital home before the divorce is complete could potentially have implications for your legal rights to the home in the long run.  OurRead more . . .

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Divorce Mediation

Going through a marital break-up is never easy, and the highly charged emotions associated with divorce can cloud a person’s judgment. This can make resolving the key issues in a divorce (e.g. property division, child custody, child support), more complicated and add to the tension. One way to avoid a contentious, protracted legal battle, however, is an alternative to litigation known as
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Declared Single, Though Divorce Proceedings Are Ongoing

What is a bifurcated divorce?

Celebrity power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now officially split, despite ongoing divorce proceedings.  More than two year ago, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith costars, who share six children together, announced their estrangement.  The couple’s divorce has been contentious from the start, with a fierce custody battle and unresolved financial matters.
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Preparing for Divorce

What documents will I want to gather before filing for divorce?

Seeking a divorce can be a challenging and emotional time.  Along with the stress surrounding the divorce, preparing your paperwork for the divorce itself can be complex and time consuming.  If you are starting off on the path towards divorce, now is the time to engage in some advance preparations so that you will be in a stronger position legally when the time comes to file your divorce petition.  Our Midland, Texas divorce lawyers outline some steps you should take as you prepare for divorce below.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Adultery and Divorce in Texas

Will evidence of adultery impact my alimony award in Texas?

Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce.  It is believed that somewhere between ten and 30 percent of all divorces occur due to adultery by one or both of the spouses.  Before the advent of the “no-fault” divorce, adultery used to serve as one of the major grounds for divorce between couples.  Today, Texas, along with most other states, allows for no-fault divorces in which the couple does not have to list a reason for the breakdown of the marriage.  Nonetheless, Texas still allows for the filing offault based divorces and adultery can have a tremendous financial impact on a divorce in the state.

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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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