Month: January 2012

Child custody and visitation issues during a divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, January 27, 2012

In our last post we discussed the fact that alimony is one of the most contentious issues that can arise in a divorce. Although alimony is often relegated to high net worth divorces or divorces involving longstanding marriages, a much more common issue to arise in many divorces is the issue of child custody. Children are often caught in the middle...

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Alimony in Texas

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, January 19, 2012

// Alimony is one of the most misunderstood elements of Texas divorce law. Under the Texas Family Code, alimony is generally only available in marriages that are at least a decade long and a spouse seeking alimony must be generally unemployable due to lack of job skills, disability, or the need to care for a disabled child....

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She without him: Zooey Deschanel files for divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, January 13, 2012

One of the most recent celebrity divorces which may involve a complicated property division process is that of Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard. Zooey Deschanel is the front woman of the indie pop band She & Him as well as a Golden Globe nominated actress that stars in the TV series New Girl. Ben Gibbard is the front man of the...

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Katy Perry rumored not to have a prenuptial agreement

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

// Pop music fans in Dallas and around the world were shocked to hear about the divorce of Katy Perry and Russell Brand. What shocked many legal professionals are the current reports that the pop singer failed to sign a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement is like a business contract...

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