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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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Traditional Will or Revocable Living Trust?

By Houston Probate Attorney Estelee Garrison In recent years, the Revocable Living Trust has increased in popularity as an alternative to the traditional Last Will and Testament as an estate planning document, especially among the baby boomer generation. However, a living trust may not be…

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Practice Gratitude and Realize the Benefits Even In Divorce

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III My experience and science have proven it: practicing gratitude makes us happier; even while going through tough times in our lives, such as divorce. One very important segment of my law practice involves helping clients navigate…

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Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III There are many myths surrounding divorce law in Texas. One myth is that all marital assets will be divided 50/50 in a divorce. This is not the law. In a divorce, the court will order a…

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Legal Term of the Week: Incompatibility

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III In the context of Family Law, incompatibility means unable to live together as husband and wife due to irreconcilable differences. In no-fault divorce states, if one of the spouses desires to end the marriage, that fact…

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Get Into the Driver’s Seat of Your Divorce

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III If you are going through a divorce, or even just considering divorce, my advice is to find out all you can about the divorce process itself. Knowledge is power, so the more you know, the more…

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You Play A Vital Role In Your Divorce Process

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III If you are considering or seeking a divorce, my best advice is to find out all you can about the divorce process itself. Knowledge is power, so the more you know, the more engaged you will…

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More Boomers Divorcing After Years of Marriage

by Houston Divorce Lawyer Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Note: This article was originally published in the July 17, 2013 issue of The Houston Chronicle Senior Living Special Section. While the overall divorce rate in the U.S. has declined since 1990, it has doubled for…

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