Legal Process

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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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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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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We’re in Agreement on Our Divorce – Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

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This is a question I am regularly asked, and it is often raised in two slightly different contexts. However, in both situations, the…
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What Will Your Children Say About Your Divorce?

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Give this question some deep thought. As you do, keep this in mind: apart from the science of DNA, children FEEL themselves as 50% of you…
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Recording Conversations, Reading E-mails, and Tracking Devices

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Divorce is a time of high emotion. That emotion is often, of course, sadness over an ending marriage. But many times I visit with divorce…
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The Quick, Painless, Fair, and Inexpensive Divorce

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If you’ve ever seen the movie Princess Bride, my belief is that the “Quick, Painless, Fair, and Inexpensive Divorce” is like the belief…
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What Happens When One of You Files for Divorce?

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Divorce is a many-layered process that involves a continuum of three major events – financial, legal, but mostly emotional pain and…
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Myth Busting: What a Collaborative Divorce Is and Is Not

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The Collaborative Divorce process is still an unknown to many people. They have either never heard of it, or if they have, they hold many…
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March is Women’s History Month – Things About Women, Marriage, and Divorce in Texas You May Not Know

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In 1975, the UN formally recognized International Women’s Day which had its beginning as far back as 1911. From that recognized day was…
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Being Smart About the Cost of Divorce – Part 1

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I wish I could tell you that divorce is cheap. Understandably, people want it to be. They want out of a marriage that has become…
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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?

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This is one of the most common questions asked when a client first comes to my office. How quickly can I get a divorce? Absent special…
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Divorce in Collin County

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One of the most frightening aspects about divorce in Collin County (or anywhere else) is the unknown about the legal process. Knowing…
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Collaborative Divorce: The Solomon Decision or the Orange?

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It is sometimes difficult to explain the collaborative divorce process in a few succinct words. When you hear the word “litigation,” few...
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