While staying home, cleaning and organizing, find your Last Will and Testament and review it. Why This is a Good Time Some of us who are now working from home more are cleaning closets and drawers. This is a good time to do it because cleaning usually results in donations. There are a lot of people who need a little extra help now. They will appreciate donations of food, clothing, … [Read more...] about Clean Your House, Review Your Will
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Understanding Your Legal Invoice
It is important to understand how legal services and fees are billed. Although the invoices may vary from law firm to law firm, here is some general information that can help you understand your legal invoice. How do "services" differ from "costs"? When you pay for legal services, you are paying for the time that your attorney and staff spend on your case. Each person who is billing for … [Read more...] about Understanding Your Legal Invoice
Who Gets to Claim My Minor Child as a Tax Deduction?
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?
Why you Need a Well-Prepared Power of Attorney
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
Professionally Prepared Real Estate Deeds
If you are in need of a deed to transfer a piece of real property, it is important to have it professionally prepared. Times when you may need to request that a deed prepared If you are buying or selling a home with the assistance of a realtor and title company, this will be taken care of for you. But there are some situations where people may be tempted to create a "DIY" (do-it-yourself) … [Read more...] about Professionally Prepared Real Estate Deeds
Getting Ready for your Virtual Meeting, Mediation or Hearing
If you have a meeting, hearing, or mediation set for video conferencing, it is important to get ready in advance of the meeting. Most Likely to be Used There are many different ways to have the conference, but in the legal field the most common for virtual meetings are Zoom and Cisco Webex. We usually use Zoom at our firm, but have backup options. Other available software Other … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for your Virtual Meeting, Mediation or Hearing
Frustration, Despair and Change
When you are struggling with an important decision, like whether or not to divorce, close your business or sell your home, you need facts to help you make informed decisions. If you are facing a crisis in your personal life at this time you are not alone. Current events are overwhelming enough, but when you are also experiencing personal turmoil you have a heavy load to bear. Deep seated … [Read more...] about Frustration, Despair and Change
Cómo planificar su pequeña empresa en su última voluntad y testament
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