Planning for the end of your life or your incapacity is important. Through estate planning involves drafting documents, sure, that’s a given, but in order to really be effective, you need to look at the practical aspects of daily life as well. For instance, you may have a really good will with a well-thought out plan. You may have saved money and taken good care of your property. Maybe you … [Read more...] about Digital Estate Planning?
Professional mediators in Texas who are appointed by Texas courts to mediate lawsuits have at least 40 hours of training. This training consists of classroom learning, role-play, and practical and written examinations and evaluations. Mediators who mediate family law cases have an additional 24 hours of training in family dynamics, family law and childhood development as well. Mediators … [Read more...] about What Kind of Training Do Texas Mediators Have?
If you are involved in a legal battle and have agreed to go to mediation (or have been ordered to go by the judge), it will be helpful to you to enter mediation with the right “mindset”. Mediation is entered into with the hope (or at least possibility) of settlement of the case. Some litigants (parties to the lawsuit), view that attitude as defeatist and feel that they are “giving … [Read more...] about Should you Settle your Business Case at Mediation?
Lawsuits are stressful. If you are involved in one, you already know that. There is often a lot at stake, whether it is business profits or the best interests of children. If you are involved in a suit and have an attorney to represent you, you may be used to hearing your attorney defend you quite aggressively. Your attorney has probably gone over your case with you and been honest with … [Read more...] about Why your Attorney may act Differently at Mediation
If you are a business owner, it is important to protect not only your personal privacy, but also your business privacy online. Don't post anything that could be a gold mine for a rival, enemy, stalker, burglar or identity thief. In particular, it is never a good idea to post your frustrations about your customers, clients or co-workers (even if you think they'll never see it). Don't … [Read more...] about Protect your Business’ Privacy online
It is important to be careful to guard your privacy online. If you are a business owner, you must be careful with what you post online about your business, as well as your personal life. According to Consumer Reports, enemies, criminals, rivals, employers, insurers, and some governmental agencies view social networks in order to gather information. Sharing too much or sharing the wrong … [Read more...] about Guard your Privacy online
What’s the first thing that you think of when someone asks you why you should have a will or estate plan in place? “To protect my family”, someone might answer. “To name a guardian for my child,” someone else might say. Someone else might answer, “My attorney helped me with a combination business plan and estate plan so that my personal assets were protected and separate from my business … [Read more...] about What Everyone Should Know About Texas Wills and Estate Planning
We have gotten questions about retirement fund issues after divorce from some of our blog readers. Retirement fund issues can be difficult. The final divorce decree will state how the property and debts are to be divided. However, when it comes to retirement accounts, additional paperwork must be done in order to actually divide the accounts. This paperwork is in the form of another … [Read more...] about Problems with Splitting Retirement Accounts After Divorce?