Summer is here! The gentle heat lays heavily in the air, immersing us in the delightful wisps of golden sunlight. These coming months are a great excuse to enjoy the weather Texas is known for. Here are a few ideas about how to spend your summer! 1) Go to the beach or a water park! What's a better way to spend your summer than enjoying the water at the gentle lapping tides of some relaxing … [Read more...] about Summer Fun Ideas!
April, 2017 - The Texas House has passed a bill that would prohibit texting while driving statewide. These bans already exist in several Texas counties, but there is not a statewide ban in effect---yet. Many Texas cities already have a ban on using a handheld device while driving. Among these are at least two cities which are local to our law firm: Conroe and Magnolia. A more complete … [Read more...] about Texting While Driving Bans Moving Forward in Texas
Having an attorney who is familiar with the county where your case will be filed has its advantages. There are benefits to having a lawyer who is comfortable with the procedures in your specific court. Comfort that comes from knowing what the judges and the court staff expect. This can help streamline the process and allow the attorney to plan the case very efficiently from the … [Read more...] about Local Attorney Comfort Level is a Plus
Two people are about to divorce. Where do they file the case? Well, that's easy, in the county where they both are living, right? Well, not always.... When two people are married, and living together and have been living there for awhile, yes, they do file in that county. But some cases are not so clear. Consider: He lives in one county, she lives in another. This has been going … [Read more...] about Divorce Cases that Cross State Lines
Recently, I was privileged to attend a luncheon regarding Emergency Preparedness sponsored by Interfaith of The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township. Here are some important and practical tips: www.readyhoustontx.gov is full of information and videos to help you prepare your home, family and business. Interesting and informative videos are available. There are mobile apps that help to … [Read more...] about Are you READY for an EMERGENCY?
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 while you are asking for custody. Here are some of the top mistakes that people make when involved in a … [Read more...] about How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children
There is a lot of confusion about the term "uncontested divorce". "Uncontested divorce" is sometimes used to mean "a divorce that has an agreement at the end of it, rather than a trial". In that sense, it is used to mean a "cooperative divorce". However, just because there isn't a trial, that does not mean that the divorce is uncontested. "Uncontested divorce" can also be used by some … [Read more...] about Uncontested Divorce… or Not?
There are many reasons why an adoption may be commenced after the potential adoptee turns 18. In an adult adoption the biological parent or parents do not have to be contacted or give their consent as they would if the adoption were for a minor child. Therefore a stepparent who had wanted to adopt their stepchild for years but knew that it was impossible to get a biological parent’s consent … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption in Texas- Why, When and How Does it Affect Inheritance?