What you need to know about property division in Texas

While some may refer to marriage as "a piece of paper," most people who have been married for any length of time, or are pursuing or thinking about pursuing a divorce will quickly discover that it is much more than that. Part of the reason for this is because marriage does more than merge hearts, it...

What about me!?! Tips for divorcing a narcissist.

Divorce is rarely an easy process, but a divorce involving a narcissist can be particularly difficult. What is narcissism? Narcissism is defined by medical experts at Mayo Clinic as a: [M]ental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and ...

How are retirement plans divided in a Texas divorce?

Property division tends to be one of the most complex aspects of divorce, particularly for spouses with a high net worth. In many marriages, "hard assets" such as the family home are the most valuable assets, but for other couples, retirement accounts are the most valuable kind of community property...

Is all of your business community property?

In Texas, business assets can be categorized as community property, which is divisible between divorcing spouses. To arrive at a fair distribution of these assets, you will typically need legal counsel with the resources to accurately valuate the business. Those resources may include access to CPAs ...

Preparing to tell a spouse you want a divorce

One of the reasons some unhappy Dallas-Fort Worth couples stay married may be because there's no telling how a spouse will respond to hearing bad news. Divorce isn't a snap decision for most spouses. Most individuals think long and hard about ending a marriage before the word "divorce" enters spousa...

Coping with a spouse’s emotional tirades during divorce

The break-up of a marriage can cause emotional turmoil even for spouses who initiate the split. It can be stressful to cope with feelings about divorce as you try to make decisions about parenting plans, spousal support and property division. Anger and hurt can build up and boil over causing spouses...

3 important issues to consider during Texas property division

The emotional aspects of separating from one's husband or wife are hard enough during a Texas divorce, but letting go of one's hard-earned money and personal possessions only makes a separation more difficult to go through. When it comes to property division, there are several common questions that ...