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How does living more than 100 miles away from my children affect my divorce agreement?

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Let's say you're a parent of a child, you've recently divorced in San Antonio, and are operating under a standard divorce decree in which you have parenting time on Thursday nights, on the first, third, and fifth weekend, and get to choose 30 days over the summer.

How does a CPS mediation work?

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Mediation is most commonly known as a way to resolve a divorce without using litigation, but it can also be used in cases involving CPS and parental rights. As someone who has mediated a number of these cases, I can say that mediation is often more expedient and less contentious for CPS cases as well as divorces. 

How the #MeToo Movement might affect divorce


Over the last few months, thanks to the #MeToo movement, we're seeing an incredible change in our society with regards to sexual harassment. It's been profound enough that high-profile people like Steve Wynn, Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, and Sen. Al Franken (to name a few) have faced serious repercussions for past bad actions. It's been impactful enough for Time Magazine to dub those calling attention to sexual harassment "The Silence Breakers" and collectively naming them the "Person of the Year" for 2017.

Why district judges are so important (and not just to us)


I recently sent out an email to friends and family touting the accomplishments of the Honorable Renée Yanta, who is running for reelection as the 150th District Court Judge. That might surprise some people, who might not realize that lawyers would endorse judges for races in the first place.

Why words matter (even after your divorce or breakup)

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When a couple decides to get divorced, they're immediately expected to abide by a set of guidelines called Standing Orders. In Bexar County, these guidelines, like in many other jurisdictions, address the manner in which the parties speak to each other and interact with each other.

Probate Assets vs. Non-probate Assets


A big misnomer is that when you die you must go to probate in order to divide the estate, but in fact, the decision on whether or not to probate relies greatly on the type of estate of the decedent. Are all the assets probate assets? Or perhaps the estate is comprised only of non-probate assets? More commonly, the estate is probably comprised of both. One determines the classification of the assets following this rule: A probate asset is one that passes through the will (or court in an intestate estate) to reach a beneficiary, and a non-probate asset can pass directly to a beneficiary outside of a will and/or court.

Spousal Support in cases of disability

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In my last article, I talked about spousal support and how it is meant to be a temporary source of income for someone transitioning from being a stay-at-home spouse to a newly-divorced person entering the workforce. There's one important exception to discuss, though-a divorce that involves someone who is disabled and unable to work.

Keeping your divorce on track when challenges arise


Some couples come to understand, despite working on their relationships, that it's just not going to work out. They may have spent considerable time trying to resolve their differences, but soon learn that the solutions they have created only provide temporary relief. The same inherent problems they have lead to the same arguments, which can be very frustrating for everyone involved.

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