Lisa E. McKnight, P.C. Lisa E. McKnight, P.C.
contact today for a confidential consultation
Phone: 214-528-4191 Toll Free: 866-586-5149
speak with an experienced attorney

October 2015 Archives

How business interests are treated during a divorce

Texas business owners going through a divorce are sometimes surprised to learn that their companies will be treated in much the same way as any other marital asset. Some entrepreneurs believe that forming a corporation will shield them from property division in the same way that it protects their personal assets from business-related litigation, but this is not the case. However, the date that a business started operating may have an impact on how it is treated during divorce negotiations.

Divorce mediation basics

Marriages fail for a variety of reasons, and every Texas couple that splits up has unique circumstances. Unfortunately, emotions can run high at the end of a marriage, even if the spouses are committed to an amicable breakup. In some cases, what should have been a straightforward divorce becomes acrimonious due to a couple having difficulty making decisions about things like property division and child support.

False positives shown to occur in marijuana testing

As many Texas residents know, drug testing is used routinely for a variety of reasons, including pre-employment screening or situations where an adult's ability to care for another may be affected by drug use. One problem is the number of false positives for marijuana that occur, causing harm to an individual who is not involved with drugs.

Legal representation is important during a divorce

A Texas resident whose marriage is coming to an end may find it worthwhile to hire a family law attorney, regardless of the reason for the breakup. As most people don't understand how courts work, they could forget documents, miss deadlines or fail to take action in their case. During a legal proceeding, those who represent themselves are held to the same standard as those who have an attorney present.