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Steven C. Benke is a Board Certified Family Lawyer and has been practicing in San Antonio for over 19 years. During that time, he has been in private practice and has dedicated his services to over 5,000 family law cases in Bexar County and South Texas. He is one of the most experienced family law attorneys in the San Antonio area.

Mr. Benke is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the San Antonio Bar Association, as well as the Family Law section of both those organizations.

Estate Planning and Divorce - An Overview

Many wedding vows include the phrase, “Until death do us part.” It’s an ambitious promise that newly married couples often feel they can properly commit to for decades to come. Unfortunately, a high percentage of marriages fall apart before one of the spouses passes away. This can be especially challenging for long lasting marriages that involve planning a future for a couple instead of two exes. Now that the assets are getting split, you’ll have to adopt some new strategies for your estate plan. It is crucial that you know what you will need to check and update on your will or trust as you separate from your partner.

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Estate Planning and Divorce - An Overview

Many wedding vows include the phrase, “Until death do us part.” It’s an ambitious promise that newly married couples often feel they can properly commit to for decades to come. Unfortunately, a high percentage of marriages fall apart before one of the spouses passes away. This can be especially challenging for long lasting marriages that involve planning a future for a couple instead of two exes. Now that the assets are getting split, you’ll have to adopt some new strategies for your estate plan. It is crucial that you know what you will need to check and update on your will or trust as you separate from your partner.

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Are Aggressive Lawyers More Effective?

The dissolution of a marriage can be painful for a couple that could no longer work things out in their relationship. An estranged couple heading to divorce court turns its focus to negotiating settlements like alimony and child support to meet the financial or custody demands of one spouse or the other.

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Are Aggressive Lawyers More Effective?

The dissolution of a marriage can be painful for a couple that could no longer work things out in their relationship. An estranged couple heading to divorce court turns its focus to negotiating settlements like alimony and child support to meet the financial or custody demands of one spouse or the other.

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4 SIGNS YOU SHOULD HIRE A CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY

Divorce is a challenging time. Whether the split is amicable or not, this is a trying time physically, emotionally, and legally. For divorcing spouses who share children, divorce proceedings can become contentious when deciding child custody issues.

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4 SIGNS YOU SHOULD HIRE A CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY

Divorce is a challenging time. Whether the split is amicable or not, this is a trying time physically, emotionally, and legally. For divorcing spouses who share children, divorce proceedings can become contentious when deciding child custody issues.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Divorce Attorney

Divorce presents various issues. Partners seeking to dissolve their marriage are facing financial loss, custody issues, and the division of assets. While these problems may be part of the process, finding the best family divorce attorney in San Antonio, TX shouldn’t be.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Divorce Attorney

Divorce presents various issues. Partners seeking to dissolve their marriage are facing financial loss, custody issues, and the division of assets. While these problems may be part of the process, finding the best family divorce attorney in San Antonio, TX shouldn’t be.

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Things You Should Never Keep from a Divorce Attorney

You’ve come to the conclusion that the marriage you’re involved in can no longer be saved. You and your spouse have drifted apart to the point that the differences between the two of you can no longer be reconciled. The next step in this situation is to seek out the services of a divorce lawyer....

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Things You Should Never Keep from a Divorce Attorney

You’ve come to the conclusion that the marriage you’re involved in can no longer be saved. You and your spouse have drifted apart to the point that the differences between the two of you can no longer be reconciled. The next step in this situation is to seek out the services of a divorce lawyer....

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Protecting Yourself During a Divorce

There are a lot of things to consider during a divorce, but the first thing you should be thinking about is protecting your rights and any important assets during the divorce proceedings. It’s important that you note hiding assets isn’t the best way to protect them; almost every time, those assets will be discovered, and...

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Protecting Yourself During a Divorce

There are a lot of things to consider during a divorce, but the first thing you should be thinking about is protecting your rights and any important assets during the divorce proceedings. It’s important that you note hiding assets isn’t the best way to protect them; almost every time, those assets will be discovered, and...

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Things to Do after Filing for a Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce is a difficult, and often painful, decision. Figuring out what to do after you file for divorce can be confusing and stressful. If the marriage was short, there are no children involved and a small amount of property or debts to take care of, the process will be over quickly....

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Things to Do after Filing for a Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce is a difficult, and often painful, decision. Figuring out what to do after you file for divorce can be confusing and stressful. If the marriage was short, there are no children involved and a small amount of property or debts to take care of, the process will be over quickly....

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Is Mediation Right for My Divorce Case?

Going through a divorce is one of the most challenging and stressful times in a person’s life. The strain it can put on your psyche as well as your finances makes it imperative that you take every precaution to simplify the process as much as possible. If you’re fortunate, one option is mediation. While it’s...

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Is Mediation Right for My Divorce Case?

Going through a divorce is one of the most challenging and stressful times in a person’s life. The strain it can put on your psyche as well as your finances makes it imperative that you take every precaution to simplify the process as much as possible. If you’re fortunate, one option is mediation. While it’s...

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Is Getting Divorced While Living in Different States Possible?

Going through a divorce is tough enough without having to deal with any extra complications. A common issue is when the couple wants to get a divorce, but each of the partners are residing in a different state. Maybe you’re going through something similar. You’ve grown apart after a few years, and your partner left...

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Is Getting Divorced While Living in Different States Possible?

Going through a divorce is tough enough without having to deal with any extra complications. A common issue is when the couple wants to get a divorce, but each of the partners are residing in a different state. Maybe you’re going through something similar. You’ve grown apart after a few years, and your partner left...

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The Role of a Child in Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is a difficult process for everyone involved, but especially for children. Several issues can arise about who should get custody of a child. As a parent, you might ask that your child be allowed to testify to strengthen your case. Finding a good divorce lawyer who will offer the best advice about whether your...

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The Role of a Child in Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is a difficult process for everyone involved, but especially for children. Several issues can arise about who should get custody of a child. As a parent, you might ask that your child be allowed to testify to strengthen your case. Finding a good divorce lawyer who will offer the best advice about whether your...

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