Thinking of updating your wills? Or maybe you have never taken the time to make a will in the first place! This is a task that is often put off until later, but doesn't have to feel overwhelming if you handle it in an organized way. Planning together is easier It is best to do this together if at all possible. In a few situations, you may plan your wills at different times. Maybe you want … [Read more...] about Last Will & Testament Planning for Married Couples
Here is the situation. Let's say that you are still paying child support to your ex for your minor child. However, you have just found out that your minor child is about to be a parent. Do you have to pay child support for your grandchild under Texas law? First, Let's Talk About What Stays the Same Just the fact that your minor child is about to become a parent herself or himself does not … [Read more...] about Do I Have to Pay Child Support if My Minor Child has a Baby?
You are under court orders and your child decides they are NOT going to visit their other parent? What is the best way to handle this situation? Your Responsibility If you are under orders from the court to make the child available for visitation, you could be found in contempt of court if your ex decides to take this to a judge. Remember, court orders are in effect until they expire, or … [Read more...] about What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
About to file your income taxes? Review your court orders to see who gets to claim your child as a dependent. Where do I find this information? You can find this information in the Final Court Decree in your case. By the "final" decree, I mean the last order that the judge signed when your case was finished. The final decree may be called "Final Decree of Divorce". It can titled "Order in … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Claim My Minor Child as a Tax Deduction?
During partial and complete shutdowns, it is often difficult to know what is going on at any particular time. Be aware that if you need a restraining order or protective order in Texas, you can still file to request one from the court. How the courts are operating varies by Texas county, and also by the particular court. But, rest assured, there are provisions in place to deal with … [Read more...] about Even if the Courts Are Closed You Can Still File for a Protective Order
A divorce that involves a child who has special needs requires careful calculation of child support. The divorce decree and child support provisions should provide for future needs as much as possible. What Texas law says The Texas Family Code states that if a child has a disability then child support can be ordered for an indefinite period. That means that it can go on beyond age 18 if … [Read more...] about Child Support for a Child With Special Needs
There are certain times when you may need a power of attorney. The Texas Power of Attorney lets someone else legally "stand in your place" to get the job done. Power of Attorney basics The person you appoint is legally going to "act as if they are you". The appointed person is called your "Agent". Or, you can appoint "Co-Agents" to act together. In addition, you can appoint an "Alternate … [Read more...] about Why you Need a Well-Prepared Power of Attorney
Los propietarios de pequeñas empresas usualmente tienen sus manos ocupadas al diario con el negocio y la relajación es escasa en sus casos. Siempre hay una lista de "cosas que hacer", una cosa más que hacer, comprar, leer o configurar. Usted sabe que su tiempo es limitado, por lo que aquí hay una breve lista de lo que debe considerar al planificar su negocio una vez que se haya ido. Las tres … [Read more...] about Cómo planificar su pequeña empresa en su última voluntad y testament