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When shouldn't you bother with mediation before divorce?

Mediation.jpgMediation is often presented as a great alternative to a litigated divorce -- and it can be! However, it does have its limitations. There are times when all the good intentions in the world aren't going to help you avoid litigation and mediation is simply a waste of money, time and effort.

How do you survive a divorce with a narcissist?

Divorce.jpgMost couples go through their divorces rather quietly. They instinctively know that it's better to work things out than battle it out in court. The financial expense of a court battle alone is intimidating enough -- and that's before you get to the fact that going to court means letting a stranger (the judge) control your life.

How does a short marriage affect a divorce settlement?

short-marriage.jpgTexas is one of the "community property" states, which means that marital assets belong equally to both spouses. However, when your marriage ends after just a year or two, it may not seem fair that your spouse who contributed very little to the household finances could end up with half the assets.

Accolades & Achievements

Karen Marvel, Brandon Wong and Michael C. de la Garza Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2017 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