Texas Divorce Rate for those Under 30

The Divorce rate in Texas for those under 30 is 12%, in the middle between Arkansas with 20% and the lowest state being New York at 4.97%, according to the map produced by Zippia shown at Factors for Divorce… Read More

A Divorce Party: Need a Planner?

I attended my first “divorce party” in about 1983.  My client got her divorce that day, and her friends threw a big bash at her very nice house with a huge back yard and pool.  She was a decorator, and… Read More

Texas in NOT in the Top Ten… for rate of Divorce

When it comes to marriage, the honeymoon doesn’t last forever and sometimes couples choose to split. More than 800,000 married couples called it quits in 2015, but lovers in some states were more likely to untie the knot than in… Read More

Get a PreNup: Here’s Why

It makes sense for most couples—not just the wealthy—to have a premarital agreement. 50 % of marriages end by divorce (the other half by death).  The reasons for a prenup are touched upon in this Q and A..   Q: What… Read More

If you Don’t Pay Your Child Support, You Can’t Renew Your License Plates

Pay up or lose your ride! The Texas Office of the Attorney General says since last September they have denied motor vehicle registration for more than 14,500 non-custodial parents. The denials are part of a statute which allows the Texas… Read More

13 Tips to Stay Married–Before You Tie the Knot

Business Insider published an article detailing 13 characteristics that may lead to a divorce, or conversely, NOT to a divorce. Characteristics to know BEFORE the marriage.  (Even better “marriage insurance” than perhaps a premarital agreement…) One divorce-more-likely-factor was that married… Read More

Top Misconceptions about the Texas Divorce Process

I was recently interviewed about what I’ve seen in the 40+ years of practicing in Dallas and surrounding cities and counties about the common misconceptions that people have about the divorce process. There are plenty. The list is from whether… Read More

When Getting a Divorce is Not Enough…

Sometimes getting a divorce isn’t enough… According to the Dallas Morning News, a Dallas actress is accused of blackmailing her now-former husband with a recording of him having sex with another woman. Leslie Amanda Hippensteel, 31, faces a charge of… Read More

Avoid 6 Common Errors in Your Divorce

This  bullet points here are summairized from The Huffington Post   article by Diane L. Danois, J.D. Attorney.  She calls out many of the issues we see every day as divorce attorneys.  I call #2 “getting advice from the Kitchen… Read More

Brad Pitt Cleared of alleged Abuse, Files for Joint Custody

According to news reports,The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has cleared actor Brad Pitt of child abuse allegations. The accusations against Pitt came up during the actor’s divorce from Angelina Jolie, with whom he has biological… Read More

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