Going through a divorce can be a scary time. At the very least, it is a major change. Whether you are financially savvy, or you are just beginning to understand your financial picture, there are many reasons to consult a financial advisor during, and after a divorce. Your attorney's role Your attorney's job is to give you legal advice, represent you, and help you understand the legal … [Read more...] about Divorce Blog: Should You Consult with a Financial Advisor?
Ok, Your Divorce is Final. Now What?
The long-awaited day has come. Your divorce is final. The feelings may be bittersweet, or you may be happy but one thing is certain; a new phase of your life has begun. After the final hearing, there are a few things that should be done to finish up the transition. Paperwork should be signed to deed the house (and any other real estate) to the person who was awarded the property in the … [Read more...] about Ok, Your Divorce is Final. Now What?
How Many Certified Letters Testamentary Should You Order?
If you have recently been to a Texas probate court and been granted Letters Testamentary, you will be asked how many certified copies you need. How should you determine this? The first thing that you should do is to make a list of the property that needs to be transferred. Chances are that your attorney already has asked you for this information, probably at your first meeting. However, you … [Read more...] about How Many Certified Letters Testamentary Should You Order?
How Many Death Certificates Should You Order?
If a loved one recently passed and you are in charge of arrangements, you will need to decide how many death certificates to order. This is often taken care of by the funeral director as part of the funeral arrangements. Here is a general list to show how many certificates may be needed: One for each close family member. One for each financial institution that the deceased had … [Read more...] about How Many Death Certificates Should You Order?
Financial Fraud in a Marriage
Financial fraud in a marriage can occur in various ways. Usually, but not always, the violating spouse has more power and/or earning capacity than the other spouse. Ways in which financial fraud can occur: 1. Fraudulent spouse spends money on extramarital relationships or on other family members without the innocent spouse's knowledge or consent. 2. Fraudulent spouse applies for credit in … [Read more...] about Financial Fraud in a Marriage