How Do Abuse Allegations Affect Divorce Proceedings?
Unfortunately, the sad reality is that for many individuals, the reason they get divorced is because of domestic abuse. According to studies from the Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner in the United States, which equals approximately 10 million people per year. To protect victims and survivors of […]
Telltale Signs Divorce Is On the Horizon
Divorce isn’t always easy to predict. After all, nobody expects their marriage to end, so looking for signs isn’t something that people do very often. However, there are clear signs that can indicate a potential divorce is on the horizon. It helps to know what these signs are, what to look for, and how to best […]
How Do You Find Hidden Accounts During a Divorce?
Unfortunately, your spouse may try to keep assets from you during a divorce. It is possible for your spouse to have hidden bank accounts or offshore accounts to avoid needing to share assets with you in your divorce agreement. Fortunately, there are legal tools that you can utilize to help you find hidden income and […]
5 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Stress
If you are in the middle of a divorce, the chances are that you have had to deal with stress at some point. The time and energy it can take to negotiate with your spouse, keep it together in front of your kids, and balance new financial obligations, can be overwhelming. Too much stress can have […]
Will Infidelity Impact My Divorce?
With 50% of marriages in the United States ending in divorce or separation, and infidelity considered one of the leading causes of divorce, it is typical to question how such indiscretions could impact your divorce proceedings. Texas is a no-fault divorce state, which means no legal reason is required to divorce your spouse. That being said, Texas also […]
Can You Modify a Holiday Parenting Plan?
With some San Antonio public schools open now, it may seem like there less need for parents to make holiday parenting plan modifications for interstate or international vacations. However, for many parents, smaller trips, like visiting relatives for Thanksgiving or winter break, still warrant changes to parenting plans. Today, we discuss how to modify such a parenting […]
Texas DWI Penalties
If you are legally intoxicated in Texas by having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .08 percent or under the influence of drugs, you could be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). A conviction carries harsh criminal penalties, such as driver’s license suspension for months or years, fines worth thousands of dollars, and even […]
FAQs About White Collar Crimes in Texas
When you think of a crime, you might imagine a violent offense; however, not all crimes are committed in this manner. White-collar crimes, which are not usually violent but are taken just as seriously by the law, pose a substantial risk to the United States economy not to mention individuals and corporations. Insider trading, credit card […]
Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce—Understanding the Difference & What’s Right for You
Divorce is always daunting. For individuals entering a divorce, understanding the legal jargon that accompanies the dissolution of a marriage can be an unnecessary stressor. One of the first questions people often have is, “what’s the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?” Today, we’re answering that question (and hopefully some others you didn’t even know […]
A Parental Guide on Custody and Co-Parenting Amidst San Antonio School Closures During COVID-19
During the month of April 2020, Governor Abbott made the announcement that all Texas schools will remain closed until the end of the school year to protect children and their families from COVID-19. Distance learning through video conferencing, online lecturing, and self-learning have been adopted across the state – and in many other states across the country. […]
7 Safety Tips to Know Before Owning a Gun
Around 45% of people in the state of Texas live in a household that has at least one firearm. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year around 3,139 people in Texas are killed with a gun. If you own a gun or are considering owning one, it would be advisable to ensure […]
Why You Should Not Date During Your Divorce
Now that your marriage is in the process of being dissolved, you may be wondering if it is appropriate for you to date. You likely feel lonely and you might even feel as though you somehow failed. Although dating can certainly give you a quick confidence boost and even numb some of the pain you […]
Domestic Violence During COVID-19
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Texas saw an uptick in domestic violence due to the stay-at-home order. With a surge in unemployment numbers, many victims were forced to remain at home with their abusers without any relief. Given, the life-threatening situations the pandemic created for many, there has been a lot of concern regarding the […]
The Risks of Social Media Use During a Divorce
Many of us frequently use social media and have accounts on various platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. While these platforms are all useful tools for sharing your life with friends, family, and other acquaintances, engaging in social media use during a divorce can seriously backfire on the outcome of your divorce settlement. None of the posts […]