Mediation vs Arbitration: What You Need To Know

Court is not the only way to solve legal disputes and it certainly isn’t the cheapest. Two options outside of the courthouse are mediation and arbitration. In lieu of a judge, mediation uses an impartial guide or facilitator to help both parties come to an agreement. Though it is often…

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How Your Culture Affects Your Divorce

Marriage and divorce statistics vary by ethnic culture. Your “culture” can also be your religion, workplace, family, neighborhood, or group of close friends. Not surprisingly, many cultural groups disapprove of divorce.  Some may even blame both participants, no matter what the circumstances.  If you are in a culture that frowns…

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How to Help your Elderly Loved One Organize their Personal Business Affairs

Let’s face it: for most people, getting and staying organized is hard.  Organizing someone else’s finances is not easy either. So, let’s say that the time has come for you to step in and help your elderly friend or relative with their finances.  If you are lucky, they asked for help at a…

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A Background Check is Required for an Adult Name Change

An adult who wants to legally change his or her name in Texas will find that a background check is necessary. Fingerprints must be provided and they will be run through state and federal databases in order to receive a criminal background check. The petition for name change will be…

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