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I’ve Decided to Divorce. Now What?

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Making the decision to divorce is a difficult one. It is usually a months or years long process, and not something anyone takes lightly.
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Divorce in Plano

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From a procedural perspective, divorce in Plano follows the same big picture road map as divorce in any other city in Texas. It goes…
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Our Divorce is Uncontested. Now What?

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It happens more often than you might think. A couple decides to divorce, sits down for a long conversation, decides that they can amicably…
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Alimony in Texas Divorce Cases – An Update

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Last year, I wrote a piece dispelling the myth that “there is no alimony in Texas.” The specific term alimony was always a construct of…
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Divorce – Know Your Options

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I continue to be surprised by the number of people I meet who have never heard about what I do – help divorcing clients using the…
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When to Fight for Full Custody

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This is a hard question to address. When clients come to me with this question, we work hard to dive deep into the reasons behind that…
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Minimizing the Impact of Divorce on Children with Disabilities

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Some call it a disability, others call it special needs, but all find that these children are family blessings despite the day-to-day…
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Increased Cap for Child Support in 2019

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By law, the Texas agency tasked with overseeing the child support collection process is required every six years to re-calculate, based on…
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Rhonda Cleaves Named to Best Lawyers® 2020 List

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Cleaves Family Law is pleased to announce that Rhonda Cleaves has been selected for the 5th year in a row for inclusion on the Best…
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401Ks and Divorce – Part 2

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In Part 1, we focused on “the basics” of 401Ks. In this installment, we look at options. 401Ks are an important asset to any family, and…
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401Ks and Divorce – Part 1

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Retirement assets (along with a home) are often the largest assets couples have to divide when divorcing. It’s important for a client…
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Collaborative Divorce: How Hiring More Professionals Can Save You Money (Part 3: Child Specialists)

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This is the final installment of my 3-part series on non-attorney professionals on the Collaborative Divorce team, and it’s for couples…
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Collaborative Divorce: How Hiring More Professionals Can Save You Money (Part 2: Neutral Mental Health Professionals)

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First, let’s clear up this name – Neutral Mental Health Professional (Neutral MHP). Whenever I tell clients that we typically hire a…
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Collaborative Divorce: How Hiring More Professionals Can Save You Money (Part 1: The Neutral Financial Professional)

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When learning about the Collaborative Divorce option, a common and understandable concern of clients is the cost of hiring multiple…
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A New School Year – During and After the Divorce

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The adjustment to post-divorce life is challenging to say the least. While you were married, you had one household with one set of bills to…
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5 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Divorce Attorney

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Divorce is almost always a scary time for people. It comes packed with much emotion and uncertainty. And while many people think they are…
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