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(sub)urban myths

By | 2017-02-24T19:40:11+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

(sub)urban myths (sub)urban myths about family law, marriage and divorce We’ve all heard wives’ tales, tall tales and fables.  These are my office version of those types of stories for family law, marriage and divorce.  They are the questions I’m asked at parties and bbqs when people are pretty sure their favorite tv show or [...]

Family Law Questions Rarely Heard

By | 2017-02-15T23:04:54+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Family Law Questions Rarely Heard Family law questions, marital relationship statutes and divorce law questions and answers are the things we family law attorneys work with and talk about every day.  But, there are some interesting things in the Texas Family Code that I don’t get to talk about most days in the office.  Interesting [...]

Mindful Divorce

By | 2017-02-10T18:16:02+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Mindful Divorce Avoid unnecessary pitfalls by staying focused during your divorce.  Be mindful of your decisions, the present, and your divorce.  Focus on your goals, the information you need to understand and the things that are most important to you in your divorce.  You will be better able to make decisions and move forward.  You [...]

3 Money Questions

By | 2017-02-02T15:54:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

3 Money Questions Divorce is the process of getting you 'unmarried'.  And, your lawyer will guide you, counsel you and direct you through the legal process.  But, there are some areas of your marriage and your divorce that you have to get the answers to yourself so that you know the information and you can [...]

New Year New You – Divorce?

By | 2017-01-11T20:28:27+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Blog, Divorce|

New Year, New You - Divorce?   I know we are all seeing this topic everywhere.  We are setting goals, resolutions and planning for 2017.  And, maybe you decided that now is the time and you need to get a divorce in the upcoming year.  If so, my advice might surprise you. Try Counseling Before [...]

Private Negotiations

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:31+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Divorce In the Media|

Private Negotiations “Private Negotiations” are being talked about all over the place including the supermarket magazine headlines. The good news is that you can use private negotiation methods in your divorce.  And, more good news for you, it probably won’t end up as a headline on a magazine at the store.  But, I digress.  Back [...]

Divorce & Media

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:31+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Divorce In the Media, In the Media|

Divorce & Media The Brangelina Breakup So, the divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is going to happen and the Brangelina Breakup is news everywhere.  It’s sad news, but apparently it is news nonetheless today.  And, quite frankly, as difficult as divorce is, I can only imagine how difficult it is to see the [...]

Property Agreements

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:32+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Blog, Divorce|

Property Agreements Separate property and marital property are two different types of property you may find out are involved in your estate in divorce.  Both types of property can be owned by one person- maybe one spouse or both will have some of each. This is why people may think about and talk about common [...]

Divorce Basics – Part 2

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:32+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Blog, Divorce|

  Divorce Basics, Part Two   What is a Rule 11 Agreement? A Rule 11 agreement is an agreement between the parties in the case about an issue or something else in the case that is written down, signed, and then filed in the case.  It is called a Rule 11 agreement because that is [...]