Nothing but the T.R.U.C.E. Blog

Published Mon, 01/07/2019
When should someone hire a professional divorce mediator instead of a divorce lawyer in Texas? A spouse or parent who doesn’t believe the other spouse or parent is cooperating in the ending of marriage or a relationship frequently hires a divorce lawyer when they did not really to. In my experience as a recovering trial lawyer turned professional peacemaker, unfortunately, the result usually ends up to be opposite of what they had hoped for.
Published Sun, 12/30/2018
New tax and child support considerations for 2019 in Texas affect married couples who are contemplating divorce and unmarried parents seeking court orders for child support, conservatorship, and shared parenting time with children.
Published Tue, 09/11/2018

What can you do when your spouse doesn't want a divorce?  Texas is a no fault divorce state. That means anyone who wants a divorce can get one.  The question is how to go about it without making any already difficult situation worse.

I’ve seen way too many end of the game mediations when spouses are expected to settle their differences after lawyers have created irreconcilable conflict, charged exorbitant amounts of money on both sides, and have left the spouses in deep debt and hating each other.  Decisions feel forced and that causes long term resentment.  Everyone suffers (except the lawyers).  

Published Sun, 04/01/2018
How do you protect yourself when your soon-to-be-ex will keep your share of a community property asset and pay you for it after divorce?
Published Sat, 01/28/2017
All too often a parent will vow to fight for “full custody” with a scare tactic of threatening to take the children away if the other parent does not agree to do whatever he or she wants.  It is very rare for a court in Texas to terminate a parent’s rights entirely, meaning only one parent would have the right to make all the decisions for the child (legal custody or “conservatorship”) and have the right to all the parenting time (physical custody or “possession”) of the child to the absolute exclusion of the other parent.

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