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I understand you represent a lot of mothers in divorce cases. How did that come about?
Meet Paula Lock Smyth
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High Net Worth Divorce: What is your experience in handling high net worth divorce?
Military Divorce: What are some of the unique issues that arise in military divorces?
Valuing a Small Business: How do you go about valuing a small business in a divorce proceeding?
Division of Retirement Accounts: What considerations need to be taken into account in dividing retirement accounts in a divorce?
Hidden Assets: I think my spouse might be hiding assets from me. How can you help locate those?
Estate Planning after Divorce: My spouse and I have an estate plan in place. What impact will divorce have on that plan?
Texas Community Property Laws: I’ve heard Texas is a community property state. What does that mean?
Alimony and Support Under Texas Law: Is there a difference between alimony and support under Texas law?
Restraining Orders in Divorce: What types of restraining orders are typically issued in divorce cases?
Protective Orders: I am afraid of my spouse. What can you do to help protect me?
Collaborative Divorce in Texas: What is the collaborative divorce process like?
What are the potential cons of collaborative divorce?
Mediation in Texas Family Law: How is the mediation process different from the collaborative divorce process?
What is the cost of a litigated divorce vs. collaborative divorce?
Child Custody and Conservatorship: I’ve heard the terms “custody” and “conservatorship” in relation to children in divorce. What do these terms mean?
What if one parent has to relocate out of state – how does that affect child conservatorship?
Modifications of Custody Agreements: Under what circumstances might a court allow a child conservatorship agreement to be modified?
Fathers’ Rights: Are mothers presumed to be more suitable custodial parents than men under Texas law?
I am a father who believes I should have custody of my children. What steps should I take as I contemplate divorce?