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As consumers, we often make buying decisions based on cost. But should you choose an attorney to handle your family law matter based on the price of your initial retainer? We believe there are many factors that should be considered in selecting an attorney for your case. We also recognize that cost is a factor….

Losing is always an option in Court.  In every contested legal matter someone will lose.  Of course this does not mean each case will receive an all or nothing ruling. However, even if a party wins nine issues out of ten, that one loss could be significant.  What are some risks involved in litigation, and…

Fathers’ rights attorneys promise to aggressively fight for their clients.  Show me a client who doesn’t want zealous representation. But what do these fathers’ rights lawyers offer that any competent lawyer doesn’t also offer? In our experience, they offer some significant risks to their clients. Failure to Counsel Lawyers own a duty to counsel clients…

A current trend in family law is the rise of the “Fathers’ Rights” lawyer.  These attorneys purport to offer some advantage to dads in cases that involve children.  However, at Youngblood Law, PLLC, we reject this marketing ploy. Instead, we focus on the rights of each of our clients regardless of their plumbing.  But what…

There is a difference between legal proceedings and real life during a divorce so you need a plan.  We all know that old adage that says, “Be careful what you ask for because you might get it.” Divorce cases are often just like that.  Texas is a “no-fault” state, which means that a spouse may…

Have you been served with divorce papers?  If so, you may discover you don’t even know what you don’t know about the changes coming your way. First, don’t panic.  Second, nothing dispels fear of divorce like knowledge.  The more you know about divorce and what it means for you, the more empowered you become. Basics…

Do-It-Yourself divorce is on the rise.  And so are hopelessly screwed up divorces and fatally flawed divorce decrees.  Companies like Legal Zoom® advertise that their forms are all people need to handle all sorts of legal work.  The Supreme Court of Texas supports fill-in-the-blank forms to help people do their own legal work.  But there…

Financial advisors plan an important role in many divorces.  Divorce represents a fundamental change in how people will retire.  However, many people fail to plan for retirement during or after a divorce.  We recommend building a relationship with a trusted financial advisor as part of a divorce. A divorce is much more than just a…

(Note: Originally posted January 6, 2017, but still relevant!) As I sit in my Fort Worth, Texas law office and write this essay, it is 23 degrees outside and tiny little snow flakes are falling. But one of the many things I love about Texas is that shorts and flip-flops weather is right around the…

Collaborative Divorce is a relatively new concept many people have never heard of. Most folks know divorce by its negative feelings like anger, embarrassment, fear, and regret. Divorce is often associated with pain, despair and losing.  Frequently, a divorce is a great opportunity for both parties to lose–lose assets, lose access to the kids, or…

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