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December 31, 2021

Protecting Your Children From the Impact of Divorce

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As hard as divorce can be for parents, it is usually much worse for their children. Counselors, therapists, and family law attorneys see the devastating effects years and even decades later. While the parents have rebuilt their lives and moved forward, the children are still suffering.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

December 17, 2021

What to Do If You’ve Been Named as a Personal Representative in Texas

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When you are named to serve as an executor or personal representative of someone’s estate in Texas, you may feel a bit intimidated or even worried. That concern is not a bad thing.  

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Categories: Wills & Trusts

December 3, 2021

What is a Partition Agreement and Do I Need One? McKinney Divorce Lawyers Explain the Benefits of Postmarital Property Agreements

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A partition agreement allows married couples to make their own legal determination about ownership of their property. With a valid partition agreement, they can effectively override many of the Texas community property rules for the division of property.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

November 30, 2021

Four Factors That Can Complicate a Texas Child Support Case

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Most parents in McKinney assume child support is determined by a straightforward mathematical formula. They also assume the enforcement procedures are the same in every case. However, McKinney family lawyers know that there are many factors that can complicate the way child support is calculated and collected. These factors in turn affect parents’ ability to have a support order modified. Special needs and extraordinary expenses naturally have an impact on child support, but there are a few more situations many parents have never considered.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

November 16, 2021

Should a Trust be Revocable or Irrevocable? A McKinney Will Attorney Explains

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A McKinney will attorney frequently incorporates trust provisions in wills or recommends different types of trusts to be used in combination with a will as part of an estate plan designed to avoid probate or save on taxes. These trusts may be revocable or irrevocable.

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

November 2, 2021

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

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Divorce lawyers often have a reputation as fierce, dramatic, competitive performers who love to argue about every detail of their clients’ lives in front of a judge. The prospect is mortifying, not to mention expensive. But McKinney divorce lawyers handle many divorces very differently.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

October 29, 2021

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Property Division in Divorce? A McKinney Domestic Violence Lawyer Explains the Impact

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Property division is a contentious issue even in divorces without other areas of conflict. When you have a situation where one partner is abusive, the process of dividing assets can be particularly fraught with anger and uncertainty. That’s because domestic violence can affect a court’s decision with regard to property division, but the connection between the two factors is not always clear.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

October 22, 2021

Is it Better to Have a Will or a Living Trust?

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Years ago, most people assumed they needed to use a will to ensure that their property would be allocated properly after they passed away. Then suddenly many estate planning lawyers started insisting that living trusts were a better option.

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Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

October 15, 2021

What Rights Do Fathers Have in Texas?

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Clients frequently ask McKinney family lawyers whether Texas is a “mother state” or “father state” when it comes to issues like custody, visitation, and child support. Fathers, in particular, are worried about what rights they have and what they need to do to enforce those rights.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

September 30, 2021

Using Gray Rock Strategies to Deal with Your Ex

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If you’re in the middle of the divorce process with a narcissist or other self-centered, manipulative personality type, you know how frustrating the communication process can be. Even after divorce, you may find it incredibly difficult to deal with issues such as child care or mutual debts that require contact with your ex.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce


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