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Who Gets the Dog in a Texas Divorce?

In Texas, pets are still considered property. Even though a lot of people treat their pets like their children or family. Texas does not yet recognize this distinction. So, what does that mean if you are getting a divorce? Who gets the dog in a Texas divorce? Community Property or Separate Property? The first thing […]

Advantages of Filing First for Divorce in Houston

Are there advantages of filing first for divorce in Houston and other nearby counties? In other words, will you get any benefits from winning the race to the courthouse and filing your divorce petition first? Yes, there are advantages to be gained by filing first. Most of the advantages yield benefits at the beginning of […]

Provisions in a Texas Prenuptial Agreement

Today we are going to discuss some of the provisions in a Texas prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement you enter into prior to getting married dealing with property, spousal support and other financial issues. Eliminating Community Property One of the first issues that typically comes up in premarital agreements is whether or […]

How Long Does It Take To Divorce in Houston?

One question that we often get is — How long does it take to divorce in Houston?  From the very beginning to the very end. Let’s start with the quickest possible time to finalize a Houston divorce under Texas law. Texas has a 60 day waiting period before any agreed order of divorce can be […]

H Texas Magazine Taps Larsons as 2018 Top Family Lawyers in Houston

Congratulations to Firm partners Diana Larson and Erik Larson for each being selected to H Texas Magazine’s 2018 list of Houston’s Top Family Lawyers. In its November 2018 issue, H Texas Magazine states that it compiles its list of Top Lawyers in Houston based on “nominations from clients and peers as well as rigorous background […]

Year-End Estate Planning Tips

The end of the year is a popular time for people to either update their estate planning, or to finally get a Will done! Over the next few weeks, we will be posting tips on how to avoid common estate planning errors. The first two are below. Not Updating Beneficiaries Failing to name a contingent […]

Diana Larson and Erik Larson Receive 2018 AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

The Firm congratulates Diana Larson and Erik Larson on each receiving a 2018 AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. An AV® Preeminent™ Rating “is a testament to the fact a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” This distinct achievement of professional excellence is earned through a […]

Is Divorce Bad For Children?

A recent Scientific American article found that divorce may be painful initially for children, but that most kids adjust well over time. Researchers have found that only a relatively small percentage of children experience serious problems in the wake of divorce or, later, as adults. The article concludes that divorce affects most children in the […]