Honest, Dependable and always there for you, Call:

(512) 992-2194

Author Archives: Clay Butler

Prenuptial Agreements: A Logical Need In Many Situations

Prenuptial Agreements: A Logical Need In Many Situations Prenuptial agreements can be a somewhat awkward subject to discuss, especially for those in committed and loving relationships. Such agreements are often mistakenly perceived by many, as reducing the institution of marriage to a business relationship bound by strict contractual obligations on both parties. Such perceptions can…

Custody battle tips

Custody battle tips Custody battles are a major part of the family law process. In order to keep the custody battle from becoming too contentious for all parties involved, there are several tips the involved parties can take. The smooth transition from the custody battle to a cordial relationship between both parents is essential for…

What Is Common Law Marriage?

What Is Common Law Marriage A common law marriage occurs when a couple proclaims themselves to be married by their words and actions, and live together as husband and wife. These actions can include filing joint tax returns and the wife taking on the last name of the husband. In some jurisdictions, a significant time…

Community Property

Community property The process of going through a divorce can be a difficult one, as the marriage evolves from the loving unity of a couple to the inevitable separation of two individual people. The subject of real estate, property and assets can be complicated, as the items that were acquired during the marriage must now…

Considering Adoption

Considering Adoption Seeing parents walking with or caring for a child of another ethnicity than themselves is a common occurrence. It has become popular for couples to adopt some or all of their children from families who can’t adequately care for those children– often families from another country and culture than the adoptive parents. These…

All About Alimony

The Ins and Outs of Alimony Alimony is a form of monetary support during and after a divorce. Sometimes referred to as maintenance or spousal support, alimony may be temporary or permanent. The concept of alimony is based upon a man’s obligation to financially support his wife forever, even after a separation or divorce. Although…

Collaborative Family Law

The Outcome of Court Cases can be Uncertain When couples decide to separate or end their marriage the thought of going to court to resolve personal differences is not only stressful it can have an uncertain outcome that may not serve the needs of either party. Resolving conflicts using the court as the mediator is…

Child’s Bill of Rights: Divorce, Children, and Full Protection Under the Law

Anyone who has been involved in a divorce, is the child of divorce, or is acquainted with someone who has been through a divorce knows that things can get real ugly, real fast. In child custody cases or paternity cases, the adult participants can become so engrossed in their own emotional needs, passions, and desires…

Emancipation: Legal Independence for Minor Children

These days, the definitions of a traditional family and the definition of traditional values are constantly in flux. It seems that the old, seemingly reliable rules and values of the past are quickly being replaced by situational ethics or personal preference. This creates a legal environment in which people sometimes need to re-evaluate or re-define…

The Importance of Knowing How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

When a couple decides to pursue and go through divorce, it’s certain to change just about everything about their lives in a huge way. The family relationships are going to change, some will become worse, others will get better, all will change. Friends, acquaintances, mutual business contacts, even which friends your kids will play with…