Austin Family Law Blog

Divorce

How to Get the Most Out of Your Family Law Mediation

How to Get the Most Out of Your Family Law Mediation

Mediation is a required step in nearly every family law matter, and for good reason. Most family law cases are resolved through mediation and dispute resolution efforts, rather than at a final trial. The evidence is clear—when parties take the time to meaningfully...

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand about your Divorce!

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand about your Divorce!

I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked whether so-called “COVID divorces” are a real thing. The answer is a resounding, “YES!” As I’ve mentioned before in this space, I think one reason for the felt increase in divorces is that people of all walks of life are...

Think Twice Before You Post That! The Perils of Social Media & Divorce

Think Twice Before You Post That! The Perils of Social Media & Divorce

For all the happy connections and pure joy (hello, Cat Lawyer!) social media has brought to the world, it has also become so ingrained in our everyday lives that we often forget how many people can see what we post, share, and “like.” It has become second nature to...

My Divorce is Uncontested—Now What?

My Divorce is Uncontested—Now What?

When you are starting to explore divorce in Texas, you will come across these terms – Contested Divorce and Uncontested Divorce. What is the difference? The short answer: there is no legal difference between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce. The same...

Divorce Grief is Real; Here’s How to Get Through It

Divorce Grief is Real; Here’s How to Get Through It

No matter the side of the coin you find yourself, strong feelings and emotions are unavoidable while divorcing. At times, you will experience feeling not yourself, unsteady, and angry (among other strong feelings!) as you navigate toward the beautiful life that is...

Divorce Training Plan

Divorce Training Plan

Your divorce is a marathon, not a sprint, but those are both races that require a trained body and mind to be well-executed. At your divorce finish line, there is a new version of YOU waiting patiently. Don’t wait until the race is over to start taking care of...

Divorce and Budgeting—The 4-1-1

Divorce and Budgeting—The 4-1-1

In recent years, I’ve had some very meaningful experiences with clients, women and men, who had to learn how to budget—both to get through their divorce cases, and then to plan for their lives on the other side of their divorces. What I’ve learned working with them...

When Divorcing, Do You Sell the House?

When Divorcing, Do You Sell the House?

I was recently on a panel for a divorce webinar with a real estate broker and a mortgage broker, and I was surprised to learn how many couples are talking to their real estate professionals about selling their home and splitting the proceeds prior to filing for...

Divorce and Financial Disagreements

Divorce and Financial Disagreements

Let’s face it; the financial part of a divorce causes so much anxiety that people are often afraid to leave a bad marriage for fear of the financial insecurity that will result. First and foremost, both spouses are looking for financial security post-divorce—yet,...

What if My Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers?

What if My Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers?

It takes two to get married, but does it take two people to get divorced? As experienced divorce attorneys, we have seen situations where one spouse files for divorce, but the other spouse refuses to engage in the process in any way. Fortunately, you can still get...

Not Sure About a Divorce? Protecting Yourself During a Separation

Not Sure About a Divorce? Protecting Yourself During a Separation

When problems arise in your marriage, the best course of action is not always clear cut. While divorce is an option, you may have doubts about ending your marriage and concerns over the ramifications it could have on you, your children, your family and friends and...