The legal consult helps the attorney get the details of your case, explain your legal options, tell you about the procedures likely to happen, and answer any questions you may have. People can schedule a consult for a variety of reasons. Some people simply need some one-on-one time with a lawyer and use the consult as an opportunity to understand their legal situation or plan for the … [Read more...] about The Benefit of Hiring a Lawyer at your Legal Consult
Teamwork is essential, and there is no better time for cooperative teamwork than when you are facing legal challenges. Here are some specific things that you can do to help your case progress more efficiently. Stay available to the law firm. If you are going to be away for vacation, having a medical procedure or otherwise unavailable, let the firm know. Check your email and voicemail … [Read more...] about Help Your Lawyer Help You
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
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 Texas if the person doesn't have a Will, what to do if more than 4 years has passed since … [Read more...] about Probate Guidelines in Texas
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 actually get that reimbursement. Here are the most important things to remember to help you recover the money … [Read more...] about Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses
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 still competent to make decisions now (even if you suspect that that may not be the case in the future), you may need to act right … [Read more...] about Alternatives to Guardianship
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 online. Many online resources exist for caregivers. Social media sites such as Facebook have pages and groups that you can join. … [Read more...] about Supporting the Caregivers of Persons With Dementia
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 case is not too close to trial (or other deadlines) and the case can proceed without that attorney. The judge may deny … [Read more...] about Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?