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August 2018 Archives

Should you add a forensic accountant to your legal team?

Should you add a forensic accountant to your legal team?If you and your spouse are a high net worth Texas couple whose marriage appears to be headed to divorce court, you may have suspicions that (s)he is starting to hide assets from you. Unfortunately, many spouses do this prior to a divorce in an attempt to reduce marital assets so as to have this "stash" in addition to the assets they receive in the property settlement agreement.

The role of discovery in your contested divorce

The role of discovery in your contested divorceNobody really wants to go through a hotly-contested divorce, but sometimes it's inevitable. If your spouse is refusing to play fair and won't work with you, sometimes the only choice you have is to move toward litigation. This is where the methods used in legal discovery become important.

When child protective services knocks on your door

child-protective.jpgThe Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has an obligation to investigate any report it receives about child abuse or neglect -- but that can result in incredibly stressful and terrifying experiences for innocent parents who are targeted by well-meaning (and not-so-well-meaning) neighbors and relatives.

Being a great parent when you're on a visitation schedule

Visitation-image.jpgFor many divorced parents, the roughest adjustment that they have to make is not being with their children as much as usual. While shared parenting is becoming more of a norm, there are still many parents whose work schedules and lives make 50-50 parenting plans unattainable.

Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Michael, Megan and Laura Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization