You've heard it over and over... how and why you should take care of your personal information. In this digital age, it takes effort to do so. SO..... I just want to take a moment to explain to our clients why we do the things we do. If you are a client at our office, you may have been told NOT to send certain information by a certain method, NOT to continue a conversation to us via text or … [Read more...] about Sorry, Not Sorry! Why we do the Things we Do to Protect Your Confidentiality
People always say that the holidays are a "time for family." But what if you are going through a breakup? Or you are new in town, working through the holidays? Or you just don't have any family close by? Have you experienced the passing of a loved one recently, or during a past holiday season? Or, the time with your actual family is just... too stressful? Those family movies and TV shows from … [Read more...] about Who will be There for you this Holiday Season?
Your attorney has told you that you need to fill out an "Inventory & Appraisement" form in your divorce case. You get tired just thinking about it. You also have a deadline which increases your anxiety. Why is this document so important? Yes, it will take some time to prepare. And you may not enjoy preparing it, especially if you aren't sure of the details. But it is crucial to your … [Read more...] about Why is my Inventory and Appraisement so Important to my Divorce Case?
Just in Time for The Renaissance Festival.... Once upon a time, in a mythical land, a princess and a prince fell in love and were wed. They had a few children, a large castle, and some pet dragons. But one day, the princess found that all was not as it seemed. After consulting with the wisest people in the kingdom, she knew that she was going to need legal help. She scoured all of the land for … [Read more...] about A Magic Tale from A Mythical Land (or, Why it Helps to Be Prepared)
At certain points in our lives, we are put into positions where we must reflect on our lives and our choices thus far. During this period of reflection, we must appreciate what we've been able to accomplish and those who have helped us get to where we are. Naked and afraid, we entered a world cold and unresponsive to our wishes. Many of us were lucky enough to be surrounded by a supportive … [Read more...] about Give Thanks
Although it may seem to make sense to buy a house rather than paying rent to a landlord, the worst time to buy a home is during your divorce. FIRST: When a divorce is filed the entire financial picture is analyzed and the final settlement or court award is based upon the figures that are there, with the goal of being fair to both parties and the children of the relationship. You can think of … [Read more...] about Buying a House During a Divorce
What is something were to happen to you? Would someone be able to carry on for you while you were ill and recovering? What if you were to die unexpectedly? Is there at least one other person who knows where to find "all the important stuff"? Whenever I talk with a client about planning ahead, I talk to them about more than just drafting legal documents. Yes, a Will and Powers of Attorney are … [Read more...] about Organizing Important Information “Just in Case”
If your elder loved one is in the process of getting settled in Texas, or is thinking about it, this blog may help. I know there is a LOT of information here! It is longer than our usual blogs and is intended to be a kind of checklist for you, the caregiver, to use. Some of it may not apply to your loved one's situation. Please SHARE this with someone you know who may be helped by it. I would … [Read more...] about Helping Your Elder Loved One Move to Texas