Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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Information for Texas business owners seeking divorce

People in Texas who start their own business put a great deal of effort and money into ensuring the company’s success. As a result, a business owner can become extremely protective. However, having a business can require special considerations during a divorce. Unfortunately, some people receive some misguided advice regarding businesses as part of asset division.

Even if the person’s spouse put little money into the business, it is likely that he or she contributed in some way — either through working at the business or helping to bring in customers or clients. It is difficult for a judge to determine exactly whose contributions are more valuable, likely resulting in an equitable division. Fighting to show which person’s contributions were more meaningful could result in longer and more costly proceedings.

Some may be tempted to agree to take the whole business, leaving everything else to his or her spouse. While such an agreement could resolve a divorce sooner, it could also lead to feelings of regret. Unfortunately, once an agreement is made, there are few things that can be changed. To alter terms already decided upon often results in significant expense.

Because of the emotions involved with the end of a marriage, many people want to rush through proceedings in order to begin the next stage of their lives. However, taking time to make decisions based on rational thought rather than emotion can be beneficial in the long term. Many in Texas have also found the advice of an experienced divorce attorney to be beneficial as they make decisions that will impact the rest of their lives.

Source: Portland, OR The Business Journals, “3 suggestions business owners going through a divorce should ignore“, Lewis I. Landerholm, Nov. 15, 2016

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