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High asset divorce: Community property and equitable division

Both local and national news headlines have recently highlighted the story of billionaire Harold Hamm, the chief executive of Continental Resources who recently went through a much-publicized divorce trial. Like many of Houston's financially well-off residents, Hamm made his fortune in the energy sector. At issue in the divorce was whether Hamm's ex-wife played a crucial role in helping him build that fortune and, if so, to how much of it she was entitled after the divorce.

What are the guidelines for a Texas divorce mediator's conduct?

The state of Texas gives divorcing couples options for how they want to resolve the end of their marriage. Former couples may opt for traditional litigation, or they may conclude that mediation is a more appropriate option. If spouses decide that divorce mediation is the best route for them, they may have questions regarding how their mediator is supposed to act during the process or how the mediator's unique approach benefits the outcome.

Texas collaborative law may be in best interests of children

Any Teas parent contemplating divorce is likely to worry about the effects a split might have on their children. Even if no children are involved, a divorce can be enormously stressful. Still, the presence of children add an extra layer of complexity and emotional intensity to a Houston divorce. As a result, many parents turn to alternative dispute resolution as a way to lessen the overall amount of stress on their children.

Spouse attempts to wriggle out of high asset divorce

Whenever there is a financial blending of two people's lives, there is the potential for a dispute later on. This tends to be true in cases of divorce in Houston, especially high asset divorce when there is significant wealth to divide between a former couple. In some cases, the end of a marriage may devolve into a dispute involving hiding assets or otherwise evading property division.

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