How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children

Fighting for custody is a heartrending, exhausting, and sorrowful experience. No matter what the results, it is hard on everyone.  In fact, people become so completely emotional and exhausted that they are not on their best behavior. If there is a time to be on your best behavior, it is…

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Now that You are Ready to Sign your Will ….

Once you have visited with your attorney, given careful consideration to the contents of your Last Will and Testament, and filled out and returned any forms that your attorney has requested, your will is drafted and ready for your review. This post is a guide for our clients at Kalish…

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Free Information for Your Small Business Start Up!

If you are thinking of starting a business right now, you can do a lot on your own to organize yourself. There are many resources available tor small business owners.  The Small Business Administration has a lot of free information with organizational help online.  Also check out Texas Wide Open for Business from the…

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Co-Parenting: How Tough is it?

If you are getting a divorce and you have children you have probably already discussed co-parenting with your spouse and your attorney. Co-parenting is sometimes looked upon with uneasiness or even fear for the following reasons: Anticipation that there will be too much control by the other parent. Fear that…

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Living in an Abusive Situation- Making a Personal Safety Plan

If you (or someone that you know) is living in an explosive, abusive situation, a plan for personal safety is important. The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff Department has an excellent checklist that applies to various stages of the situation. First of all, it is important to know what to do if violence…

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How to Report Abuse of the Elderly or Disabled in Texas

In Texas, abuse of an elderly person or disabled person should be reported to Adult Protective Services which is a part of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse against elderly and disabled persons whether they occur in home or in a facility. If…

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Involuntary Mental Health Commitment in Texas

If someone is considering suicide, may harm him/herself or others, is unable to make a rational decision about care, is suffering severe distress, or is deteriorating significantly, an involuntary mental health commitment may take place. The first responders to such a situation may be local law enforcement, a crisis intervention…

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Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information

Depending on how long you have been married and when your spouse earned his or her retirement, you may be entitled to a share in your divorce. An individual may even have more than one retirement plan – (due to employment with the government/armed services, or multiple positions during working career).…

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When Divorcing Spouses are Also Business Partners

Divorce is hard enough  and the financial aspects can feel overwhelming, especially if one spouse will have to find a different source of income.  Some businesses can become “like families” and the divorcing couple may bear the additional worry of how their split will affect the employees and customers. It can be…

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What is Legal Capacity?

  In order to write a will, sign a contract, get married, or do a variety of other actions, a person must have legal capacity.  This means that they must be mentally competent, understand what they’re doing and be of a certain age. Legal capacity often comes into question when…

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