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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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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Divorce is Hard on Pets – Don’t Forget About Them

Divorce is hard on everyone, especially pets.  Here are some things to consider if you are divorcing and have one or more pets: Pets can suffer greatly (and silently) when family life is upset.  They can’t tell you what’s wrong so be aware of any changes in behavior.  Talk to your vet when…

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Owning Property in Two Countries – What About Your Will?

When you own property in more than one country, you will need to be certain that you adequately prepare for this fact when working on your estate plan. For instance, if you own property in Texas, Mexico and Italy, you cannot write a Texas will and assume that it will…

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Relocating to The Woodlands Texas

Relocating to a new area can be exciting and challenging! The Woodlands Texas is growing fast.   Exxon Mobil is expanding in the area, with a 365-acre campus currently under construction.  This expansion will bring Exxon Mobil employees to the area and will also bring other business, and opportunities to…

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Article on “Befriending your Ex” may be a helpful resource

“Divorce Magazine” offers an article on “Befriending your Ex” by Judith  Ruskay Rabinor, PhD. Although I know that some of you may be shaking your heads right now and thinking, “It will never work in my situation”, there are a few reasons why I think this article may still be worth a…

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