Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC

February 2018 Archives

Pet custody often a contentious topic in a divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, there are countless issues a Texas couple or others around the nation must address. Obviously, if a couple has children, the question of custody is paramount in the deliberations. However, family law experts are beginning to see an increase in a different type of custody battle during a divorce. Couples are now becoming much more vocal about how custody of their pets will be handled.

Social Security spousal benefits and divorce

When a marriage comes to an end for Texas couples or others around the nation, there are many financial issues to consider. Spousal or child support, deciding who keeps the family home and other property division questions are just a few of the topics that must be addressed during a divorce. However, depending on their age, couples may not immediately think of how Social Security retirement benefits will be handled. Yet, this subject is an important one, particularly as one or both ex-spouses near retirement age.

New law changes how alimony is taxed in divorce

Since 1942, the tax law has included a deduction for alimony payments for Texas residents and others around the country. A new tax law has recently gone into effect that changes the provisions set forth over 75 years ago. Marital law experts anticipate that the changes may prompt a flurry of people to seek a divorce in 2018.

Which cities, states have the highest divorce rates?

Marriages in Texas or anywhere across the country may end due to a variety of reasons. Couples cite financial problems, stress and infidelity as common reasons for seeking a divorce. In addition, some couples believe that one or both spouses have experienced personal changes during the marriage. Whatever the cause of divorce, experts agree that the process can potentially be difficult for the families involved. Consideration for any children in the families should be given to alleviate their stress about the divorce.


At Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC, we have received a variety of honors and awards for our family law services. Members of our team have been listed as Top Lawyers in San Antonio Scene magazine. We take pride in the number of positive reviews we have received from satisfied clients. On AVVO, a lawyer rating website, we have received an 8.9 rating overall and many positive ratings from clients and colleagues.

  1. Top 10 Attorneys | American Jurist Institute | 2017
  2. Avvo Rating | 8.9 | Excellent
  3. Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2015 | Jamie Lynn Heggy Graham
  4. Reviews | Out of 12 reviews | Jamie Lynn Heggy Graham | Avvo
  5. BBB | A+ Rating
  6. San Antonio | Best S.A. | Lawyers | 2015

Get In Touch With Us

Free Family Law Consultation

Call 210-764-3468 or send an email to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced lawyers.

We are ready to listen and to educate you about your options, whether you are going through a divorce or facing any other family law issue.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC
310 South St. Mary's Street
Suite 2500
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-272-7034
Fax: 210-308-5669