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Shifts we are seeing in post-separation parenting plans

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Family law attorneys, family court judges and therapists, along with academia, scholars and researchers are all currently grappling with a shift taking place in the area of creating shared parenting plans for divorcing spouses. Since about…

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Honesty is the best policy when working with your attorney

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Most of us agree with the simple, yet powerful life principle, "honesty is the best policy." Yet, when it comes to working with your attorney, whether it be with regard to your divorce, your estate plan,…

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Did you know the law changed in 2019 – no tax deduction for spousal support and alimony.

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Have you or your spouse been dragging your feet in finalizing your divorce? Well, you both may have a good reason to sign on the dotted line by year’s end. A significant change to federal income…

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Premarital Agreements

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Prenups are no longer taboo for many couples Based on several recent studies and what we have seen in our law practice, prenups or premarital agreements, seem to be losing their stigma, and are actually gaining in popularity.…

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Divorce in Midlife

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Women at Midlife More Likely to Initiate Divorce, Yet Have the Most to Lose According to a survey conducted by AARP, women facing divorce in midlife are especially vulnerable financially, and more likely than men to…

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Children’s Issues in a Divorce

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III It is the policy of the State of Texas to assure children will have frequent and continuing contact with both parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child. With…

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Don’t Let Divorce Derail Your Retirement

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III If you are considering or going through divorce, it is likely that divorce will impact your retirement. However, the more knowledgeable you are about yours and your spouse's finances, including your retirement benefits, and divorce law…

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Do You Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III If you and your future spouse wish to have a clear and binding prenuptial agreement then it is advisable for both of you to engage your own family law attorney. However, long before you get the…

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What Constitutes The Divorce Agreement?

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III A divorce agreement is a legally binding document that meets the expectations of both parties to a divorce. To reach the stage in the divorce action both parties will normally have hired their own divorce lawyer…

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What Is Family Law?

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Family law is a body of case precedents and statutes that govern the legal responsibilities of those involved in a domestic relationship. Those that are included are the husband, wife, grandparents, etc., usually anyone that that…

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