Know Your FEMA Rights

The Texas Young Lawyers Association of the State Bar of Texas has published a very helpful and informative booklet titled “Responding to Harvey; Know Your FEMA Rights”.   To any of our readers who have been affected by Harvey, we are truly sorry.  We hope that this publication will assist you…

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Hurricane Recovery Tips

Rebuilding and recovering from the 2017 hurricane season is going to be ongoing.  Here are a few tips and resources to help you and your loved ones: FEMA has a lot of good online resources.  You can learn how and where to apply for assistance and can get information and…

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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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