Understanding Your Options During a Collaborative Divorce in Texas Many couple filing for divorce expect the process to be long, stressful, and arduous; however, one method, known as collaborative divorce, can help ease the process. Collaborative divorce in Houston is an efficient and effective alternative to the typical litigious divorce…

What is a Mediation Hearing When spouses divorce or in a custody dispute, one option for settling their disputes can be through mediation. However, many people don’t understand what mediation means or how the process works. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that attempts to settle all issues…

Whether you’re considering taking your child on a cruise through the Caribbean, heading down to Mexico for some summer sun, or jetting off to Europe for vacation, international travel is becoming increasingly common in American families.  If you are divorced or never married your child’s other parent then acquiring the…

Angela A. Stout Receives Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization AUSTIN (1/21/2016) − Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Angela Stout received Board Certification in Family Law. Angela Stout currently practices in Houston, Texas at The Stout Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Board Certification is…

Texas is one of the few states in the nation that still recognizes common law marriage as a legal mechanism for tying the knot. Rather than procuring a wedding license and having an officiant licensed by the State of Texas presided over the ceremony, a couple may choose to be…

Many American families live beyond their means and use credit as a way to supplement their income resulting in massive debt for their families.  Eventually this catches up with them and often results in the demise of their marriage.  If you or your spouse has difficulty managing money, recognizing spending…

If you have been through a divorce or if you are currently going through a divorce, you know that it is a very emotional time for both partners. At times, you may experience anger, resentment, betrayal or emotional pain over the situation. However, it is important to remember that when…

When couples decide to separate or divorce, the thought of going to court to resolve personal differences can become stressful, and it can have an uncertain outcome that may not serve the needs of either party. Typically, couples will want to avoid resolving conflicts using the court as a mediator.…

The process of divorce can be a difficult one for a multitude of reasons. In particular, the subject of real estate, property, and assets can become complicated, as the items that were acquired during the marriage must now be divided. Community property states, such as Texas, simplify this process to…