Local Attorney Comfort Level is a Plus

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…

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Probate Guidelines in Texas

I enjoy sharing information with our readers to help them navigate the confusing legal process. Harris County, Texas has some excellent information about probate on their “helpful guidelines” page . This information can help you understand what to look for in a will, how property passes in the State of…

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Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses

If you are the parent who usually takes your child to the doctor, you are probably the one who most often pays the co-pays and deductibles. Even if your divorce or paternity decree states that you are entitled to reimbursement from the other parent, you may find it difficult to…

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Alternatives to Guardianship

Do you suspect that you may need to seek a guardianship for a loved one?  There may be an alternative…. If your loved one is becoming unable to take care of his or her own affairs, you may be thinking about seeking a formal guardianship. If your loved one is…

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Supporting the Caregivers of Persons With Dementia

If you are a caregiver for a person who has dementia, you need all the support that you can get. Luckily, support is available.  Here are some resources, and some things that you may be able to do to make your daily life go a little more smoothly. Support Groups…

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Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?

Can your attorney withdraw from your case? It is permissible for an attorney to seek withdrawal from a case. If your case is in litigation, the judge in the case will need to approve the withdrawal of the attorney.  This withdrawal may be approved by the judge as long as the…

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What to Bring to a Will Consultation

So you are finally going to get your will done. This has probably been something that has been placed on your “to do” list and moved to the bottom time and time again. Once you have finally decided to proceed, you’ve called the estate planning lawyer and made the appointment.…

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LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?

So, you have a legal problem… maybe.  But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won’t get too serious… or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are…

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After the Divorce: The Deed to Your House

Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will need to split up the property. Any real estate that you owned together is now going to be titled to just one of you. A deed will need to be drafted, signed by both of you, and filed with official…

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