I no Longer Represent You….  

Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish.   For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed.  The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives.   A good example…

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Free Information for Your Small Business Start Up!

If you are thinking of starting a business right now, you can do a lot on your own to organize yourself. There are many resources available tor small business owners.  The Small Business Administration has a lot of free information with organizational help online.  Also check out Texas Wide Open for Business from the…

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The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”).   This was the first comprehensive law to protect the civil rights of Americans with Disabilities. We are now used to seeing wheelchair ramps, handicapped parking spaces and telephone or ATM options for people with disabilities.…

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International Family Law & Probate Law Not Simple

Whenever a case involves international law, it is wise to decide at the very beginning what needs to be done. For instance, some divorce cases involve two or more countries. Legal actions taken in the U.S. may or may not have an effect in the foreign country (or may have…

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Should I Rush to File my Divorce First?

If you are about to become divorced you may be concerned about getting to the courthouse first to file the petition.  Many people have the impression that if they don’t file first they will have a more difficult time getting temporary possession of the home, or obtaining favorable terms relating…

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Annulment of an Underage Marriage in Texas

Annulment in Texas is very specific.  According to the Texas law, certain requirements must be met in order for the case to qualify as an annulment. A marriage to a person younger than 16 years of age is void unless a court order allowed the marriage. A suit may be…

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The Legal Document that Terminally Ill or Frail Patients Should Have

Persons who are facing an advanced illness are advised to think about having their physician sign specific medical orders which respect patient choices in end-of-life issues. These orders are referred to in Texas as MOST (Medical Orders Scope of Treatment).  In other states, they may be called POLST (Physician Orders…

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Great Tips for Avoiding SCAMS!

Scammers. They are out there…  waiting…. waiting for your attention to be distracted… waiting for that moment when you let your guard down for just a minute! Scammers target the elderly. They also may attempt to extract information from children who answer the phone. They may attempt to get information…

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