How To Meet Your Ex Spouse’s New Partner

There are intense feelings that surround separation and divorce. When the divorce process is finalized, there may come a period of relief or even mourning. But there are going to be new challenges to face afterward—mainly if you are co-parenting.  When children are involved, there may come a time when your ex wants to introduce you to a new significant other. Though your divorce is complete, this is a new Read More

50/50 & Other Texas Divorce Myths

Most of these myths come from a good place. When you hear something enough—even if it’s untrue—it is easy to assume it is factual. For some of these, you too may have already thought them to be valid. If you are about to begin the divorce process, you are likely overwhelmed with the amount of change in your life. Assets need to be divided, agreements need to be written. There are so many details of your life Read More

3 Options For Your Jointly-Owned Business During A Divorce

Things get divided during a divorce. But a jointly-owned business can complicate matters. Why? Because property and assets can fall into two categories: Marital PropertySeparate Property You can see how a jointly-owned business could fall into both categories. However, some of your assets will be easier to divide than others. The contents of a savings account could be easily divided, but what if you have one Read More

How To Help Your Friend During A Divorce

Experiencing a divorce has emotional stages and hurdles. The result will be acceptance, but there are very difficult, emotional challenges along the way. Oftentimes, people going through a divorce are told they don’t have to do it alone. Lean on your friends, speak with your family, and trust your attorney.  If you’re reading this, maybe you’ve already been through this yourself and have a desire to help Read More

5 Things to Consider When Blending Families

Are you getting ready to move in with or get married to your significant other? If so, that is a big decision! If you each have children from a previous marriage, it is going to be even more impactful to everyone involved. Blended families are becoming much more common, which means there are some proven tips and tricks that you can use to avoid as many difficulties as possible. Form an Intentional Plan This is Read More

5 Steps to Take After Getting Served Divorce Papers

Getting served with divorce papers is sometimes a welcomed event that you have been planning for, other times a devastating surprise. No matter your situation, it is important that you take the right steps after getting served in order to ensure your rights are protected and the divorce process will go as smoothly as possible. Contact an Attorney If you have not already, the first thing you want to do is talk Read More

What Does Common Law Marriage Mean in Texas?

Almost all couples are aware of marriage, the legal process of entering a civil union between two people, sometimes accompanied with a religious ceremony. For some couples it is a benchmark to work towards, for some it is a grim spectre hanging over the future, and for some it is just simply a thing that other couples with more time can afford to do. Some couples belonging to that latter camp may be eligible for a Read More

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Texas

The relaxing of social norms that has been occurring the past few decades has made it somewhat more common for unmarried parents to raise children together with no major issues, disputes, or conflicts. As long as things are amicable, it might not seem necessary to legally establish paternity. However, as this blog will lay out, there are numerous benefits to establishing paternity of a child—even if the parents have Read More

An Overview of Protective Orders

Domestic violence, no matter which form it takes or how it manifests itself, is an extremely serious issue. Many times, the initiation of a divorce can make the tempers of abusive individuals to flare, causing them to lash out against their spouses or children. If you are in this situation, your first action should be to get you and your children to safety. This might mean calling the police, or the local domestic Read More

Revisiting Your Estate Plan After Divorce

If you are in the middle of a divorce or have just gotten out the other side, you know how profoundly it affects every part of your life. At Fraser, Wilson & Bryan, we have handled many family law cases, so we understand the emotions you are experiencing due to this major life event. At some point, when the dust begins to settle, you need to take another look at your estate plan.  It is frustrating to Read More