Pursuing Annulment: Distinguishing Voidable and Void Marriages – Part 1

A marriage is one of the most beautiful and sacred experiences a couple can experience. However, things aren’t always wonderful when couples decide to join their lives. If this is the case, a civil annulment can be used to end a marriage much like a divorce. But unlike a divorce, an annulment completely voids the marriage as if it never... Read More

Prenuptial Agreements: Clearing Up the Common Misconceptions – Part 2

In part one of our blog series discussing prenuptial agreements, we cleared up some of the most common misconceptions regarding this premarital document. While marriages are a joyous and everlasting union, it’s important to have all of this information handy. It can potentially help you and your future spouse from being left in emotional and financial disrepair if a divorce... Read More

Prenuptial Agreements: Clearing Up the Common Misconceptions – Part 1

Only a handful of things in life can match the beauty, joy and union that a marriage can bring to each spouse. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for marriages to collapse, leaving the two parties in disrepair and with no other option but to go their separate ways. A prenuptial agreement is an effective way to protect both parties during a... Read More

Barrera Sanchez Plays Role in Historic Same-Sex Divorce

In late June of 2015, the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage gave advocates of the gay rights movement perhaps their biggest victory yet. The impact of the ruling was so profound that even the White House lit up in rainbow colors to commemorate the significant day. Now, almost four months later, a same-sex couple has set a precedent... Read More

New Study Reveals Odds of Divorce Increase with Age

The decision to tie the knot is a momentous one for every couple. Joining a beloved partner in matrimony is the zenith of every relationship. What makes a stable marriage? Ideally, you want to stay with your partner for the rest of your life, but how do you ensure that? A recent study has shown that, surprisingly, couples who marry... Read More

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