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Show Your Love with A Prenuptial Agreement

In spite of the high rate of divorce seen throughout the country, couples keep getting married, some for the second or third time, some even more times. Divorce, however, is not ignored by the soon-to-be-wed partners, especially those who have been married previously. For people with significant assets, one preventive measure often taken is a prenuptial agreement.

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Why You Should Try “Access Facilitation”

In many different ways, the court system in Texas, particularly in Tarrant County, Texas, is moving away from the traditional adversary process in family law matters. The new Tarrant County Family Law Center in Fort Worth could almost be called the new “conference center” because there are over twice as many conference rooms as there are courtrooms in the courthouse. For years, Tarrant County family law attorneys have spent more time negotiating than having hearings, and that's generally a good thing.

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5 Tips for Starting Over

Many people going through a divorce, or at various other meaningful points in their life, decide it is time for some wholesale changes, time to start over. You might be in this situation because of the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, the last of your children leaving home, or the occurrence of some other event. It may just be that you have reached middle age. As you face making major changes in your life, you should consider the following actions to help your transition.

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How to Save Money in A Collaborative Divorce

When people learn about Collaborative Law as they are about to begin the process of divorce, many become very interested in trying it because of the opportunities for creative solutions, privacy, control over the outcome, civility, etc. that are associated with Collaborative Law.

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When and How to Settle

Most family law cases (probably 90-95%) will settle before a judge rules on them. Given that fact, it makes sense to focus on finding the best way to get the best agreement possible. It also makes sense to start thinking about settlement at the beginning. As Stephen Covey and others have suggested, I like to start with the end in mind. Although it is often difficult for people going through the emotional trauma of a divorce or other family law issue, identifying and then focusing on a person's most important goals, needs and interests provides the best guidance for getting through the process in a way that minimizes damage and leads to the best possible outcomes permitted by law.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Collaborative Law?

As you may know, Collaborative Law is a process for resolving legal disputes without going to court, except to have an agreement approved by a court. Parties engage in a series of relatively short meetings where they identify their goals, assess the facts of the case, brainstorm to generate options to solve problems, evaluate the suitability of the various options and then create or select the best means to achieve the goals for each of the parties.

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7 Tips for A Better Divorce

There are some actions anyone can take to improve their chances of having a more favorable outcome and avoid some of the problems that occur during a divorce. Seven of the best tips are explained below:

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Should You Leave Your Child Home Alone?

In Texas, we are about to send our children back to school after a longer than usual summer break. The Legislature decided to move back the public school start date to August 27 for most students, so we are down to the last week of freedom (for the students) or the last week until freedom (for parents).

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