Family Law

How are Start-Up Companies Valued in a Divorce?

  Start-ups can take a lot of love, care, and hard work to foster into sustainable businesses. When those new ventures have to be divided in a divorce, the future success of the business is the dividable value.  To help develop a plan for valuing a business, one 2013 report by the AICPA, a professional [...]

2019-08-27T10:45:40-05:00August 27th, 2019|Business Law, Family Law|

What Happens to Debt at Death?

Your estate is comprised of all that you own, minus outstanding debts. Any debts that you incurred during your lifetime become the responsibility of your estate or your family at your passing.  Repayment of outstanding debts, and the distribution of your estate, are handled during the probate process. The executor of your estate (a person [...]

2019-07-18T11:20:37-05:00June 30th, 2019|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate|

When Will Assets be Disproportionately Distributed Due to Fraud in a Texas Divorce?

Texas is a community property state, which requires that spouses going through a divorce make a just and right distribution of marital property. For most couples, this means making an equal split of the value of all marital assets and debts; however, in certain situations, the Texas family court can award a disproportionate share of [...]

2019-04-10T16:05:17-05:00March 30th, 2019|Family Law|

Moving Children Post Divorce in Texas

When going through a divorce, many parents like to believe all the important issues concerning their children will be resolved once and for all with the final divorce decree. In reality, life circumstances often change for one (or both) parents following divorce, and these changes affect everyone. A common example is when a former spouse [...]

2019-02-15T13:43:55-05:00February 15th, 2019|Family Law|

When Will a Prenuptial Agreement Not be Enforced?

  Premarital or prenuptial agreements are a common part of marriage and divorce these days. A prenup may be a good idea when one spouse is remarrying or brings significant property or debt into the marriage. As a general rule, a premarital agreement is enforceable under Texas law. Of course, every rule has its exceptions. [...]

2019-01-30T15:48:40-05:00January 15th, 2019|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Warning Signs That Your Aging Parent Might Need Help

There may come a time when your elderly parent or vulnerable relative needs some additional help with his or her affairs. To ensure that your loved one is best protected, it is crucial to keep an eye on the early warning signs that indicate there might be a problem.  Below, our top rated Dallas estate [...]

2019-01-30T15:48:21-05:00December 15th, 2018|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Spousal Maintenance Agreements

Spousal maintenance, money paid to a former spouse after a divorce, is sometimes referred to as alimony. In Texas, when the court orders that one spouse make payments to another, this is referred to as court-ordered spousal maintenance. A spouse can ask for post-divorce support from the other during a divorce proceeding and private alimony [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:02-05:00March 30th, 2018|Family Law|

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable Remainder Trusts: Support for You and Your Favorite Charities Being a smart investor also includes proactive estate planning. When the time comes, we want to leave a legacy of support for our family and for our community. However, we don’t want our legacy to be unduly diminished by taxation. What Is A Charitable Remainder [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:02-05:00February 23rd, 2018|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Enforcing Property Division after Divorce

A divorce is not something you will look back at fondly in the coming years. The bitterness of the experience can be made worse by a spouse who refuses to accept the terms of the property division. If you anticipate you might have trouble with your ex where this is concerned, you should take steps [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:02-05:00January 31st, 2018|Family Law|

Transferring Mineral Rights in Texas

Owning property. It’s an integral part of the American dream. You can survey your property and proudly declare that this expanse of land is yours. Legally, ownership of that expanse of land is known as surface rights, which includes anything atop it, such as structures, trees and foliage. Ownership of what’s under the land is [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:03-05:00November 3rd, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Oil & Gas|
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