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How Parental Alienation Affects Child Custody in Texas

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Parental alienation is one of the most serious issues involved in family law issues, and one of the most difficult ones that we deal with as attorneys who help clients with child custody issues here in Texas. One spouse badmouthing the other parent out of spite and/or in an effort to get the children… Read More »

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A Closer Look at The Value of a Postnuptial Agreement

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

As attorneys who practice family law here in Texas, we talk a lot about some couples’ decision to use a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) in order to ensure that they are protected in the event of a dissolution of the marriage, but what about a postnuptial agreement? A postnuptial agreement does the same thing that… Read More »

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Avoiding Costly, Heartbreaking Legal Battles Over Pets Through Prenuptial Agreements

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

TIME magazine recently featured an article on just how prominent a part of divorce pets have become; to the point where some are spending upwards of $40,000 in pet custody battles if arrangements have not been addressed in pre- or postnuptial agreements. For a number of people, pets have essentially become the equivalent of… Read More »

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Getting Through the Holidays After Divorce

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

There are a number of individuals, couples, and parents who handled their first holiday after divorce. As attorneys who regularly work with clients going through divorce here in Texas, we frequently receive questions about what to do during this time, especially when it comes to balancing old with new traditions. We also hear from… Read More »

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Everything That Comes After the Divorce Is Finalized

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

As attorneys who practice family law here in Brownsville, Texas, we frequently counsel clients on such issues as child custody and support, division of property, finances, taxes, spousal maintenance, and anything that an individual who is contemplating or going through divorce needs to plan for and think about, but what about after everything has… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Important International Child Custody Case

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In December, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a child custody case of extreme importance in international family law cases concerning the determination of a child’s “habitual residence,” which determines which country they will live in these types of cases. Under The Hague Convention, a child who is illegally taken from their country of… Read More »

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Deciding What to Do with The Marital Home During Divorce

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

What couples should do with the family home is one of the most important property division issues that we address in family law. And, like everything else in divorce, there really are no black-and-white answers because every case is unique. Sometimes both parties want to keep the house after the divorce, while sometimes, both… Read More »

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Are Some Couples Really Divorcing Just to Save Money?

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

CNBC recently ran an interesting article on couples weighing the pros and cons of what’s now known as a “strategic divorce” in order to save money on taxes and qualify for certain benefit programs, especially with a number of presidential candidates recently discussing proposed wealth taxes. In a nutshell, this type of divorce essentially… Read More »

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Managing Your Investments During & After Divorce

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

It is important to make sure that your divorce does not lead to personal financial fallout, especially if you are getting a divorce later in life, after the age of 50, due to the status of your retirement assets after that age. Below, we discuss several tips that we go through with our clients… Read More »

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Looking at Joint Legal Custody in Texas

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

When it comes to child custody, there are a number of factors that need to be considered in deciding legal and physical custody. However, today, a number of child experts are in favor of joint custody so that parents split both legal and physical aspects of taking care of the child equally. This not… Read More »

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