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Still Not Married: Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Texas

The legal landscape for same-sex marriage changes almost weekly, as more states recognize such marriage and federal law extends fundamental rights to all legal marriage, whether opposite-sex or same-sex. Texas, however, continues to resist such recognition and both the Texas Constitution and Texas Family Code apply only to couples legally married in Texas. That means [...]

Dividing the Debt In Divorce

If you’re contemplating divorce, you’ve probably thought a lot about dividing your marital assets. But what about your debts? Will they be divided fairly as well? And what is “fairly,” if one party accumulated more debt than the other? First, take a look at the kind of debt you have, as individuals and as a [...]

What’s Up With Postnups?

Prenuptial agreements are fairly common these days, with many couples choosing to address practical issues of rights and responsibilities in writing before they are married. But plenty of things change during the course of a marriage. Unless a pretty talented psychic wrote the prenup, chances are it doesn’t cover what happens after the wedding. That’s [...]

Divorce in the time of social media

The simplest advice I can give you about posting to online media during divorce proceedings is this: Don’t. Of course, that may be easier said than done. If we routinely use social media to connect with friends and family, reaching out online when we need their support seems natural. Sometimes, though, we post without considering [...]