Looking Ahead: Why Earlier is Better for Estate Planning

The issue of estate planning is a sensitive but important topic that many fail to acknowledge. Having a plan in place for when the worst happens makes sense for both you and your family to avoid the many pitfalls that can be easily avoided. Estate planning is essential for any family. Let us help your wishes be heard. Estate planning... Read More

Divorce in the Digital Age: Latest Survey Links Social Media Use with Divorce

A new survey has confirmed previously held beliefs about social media playing a significant role in the dissolution of marriages. Out of 2,000 married British couples that were surveyed, one in seven individuals claimed their spouses’ activity on social networking sites and apps have caused them to consider divorce. Avoid dealing with your divorce without legal representation. Barrera Sanchez &... Read More

5 Major Life Events that May Cause Divorce

Major life changes or traumatic events can have a negative impact on the dynamic of your relationship, causing you and your spouse to question if your marriage can weather the storm. If you and your spouse have dealt with an event such as illness or infidelity and are considering divorcing, the McAllen divorce lawyers of Barrera, Sanchez & Associates, P.C... Read More

The 3 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

Divorce is an inevitable occurrence for countless unhappy couples. Some of the causes tend to be more common than others, according to Pennsylvania State University researchers. After evaluating the reasons provided by 200 divorced adults, the results were published in the Journal of Family Issues. Their findings revealed the top three reasons that lead to divorce: Infidelity - Cheating can... Read More

New Study Links Pricey Weddings with Divorce

Weddings are a joyous occasion and lavish celebrations have long been associated with happy marriages. However, the amount of money spent on the celebration could spell the difference between marital bliss and divorce. Fairytale weddings are less likely to end happily according to a study released last month by Emory University in Atlanta. Researchers claim that marriages beginning with extravagant... Read More

Think Before Tweeting: New Study Links Regular Twitter Use with Divorce Likelihood

Our society has increasingly come to rely on social media avenues such as Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with friends and family. In an era where the internet allows us to openly communicate with each other, friendships and romances are born. Married couples in Texas are no exception, though they may want to think twice before writing tweets and... Read More

Family Law Advocates Claim Joint Custody is Best for Children

A divorce can possibly create a problematic situation for couples when children are involved. Child custody and support are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the factors divorcing spouses deal with when ending a marriage. A majority of divorcing couples attempt to base their decision-making on their children’s best interests, and rightfully so. However, child custody... Read More

January Referred to as “Divorce Month” for Good Reason

January has been nicknamed “Divorce Month”, and for good reason. An analysis conducted by the legal website FindLaw.com indicated that divorce filings in the United States increased during this month. The data collected from 2008 to 2011 also showed that the number of people who filed for divorce continued to rise until late March when the year’s high was reached.... Read More

New Data Reveals More Men Are Opting for Alimony

According to divorce attorneys across the nation, an increasing amount of men are requesting spousal support from ex-wives as part of their divorce settlement. While current and exact statistics are not yet released, based on 2010 Census records, 3% of men were granted alimony. This data was derived from the 400,000 people who received alimony that year. Growing Numbers In... Read More

Talking Things Through: New Study Links Communication and Divorce

A survey conducted by the lifestyle website YourTango.com discovered that the most common factor leading to divorce is communication, or lack thereof. The poll gathered information from 100 mental health professionals which concluded that 65 percent of relationship problems were communication-related. A couple's inability to resolve conflict came in second at 43 percent. The survey also revealed information about the... Read More