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
Most parents of minor children know that they need to have a current Texas will. But not everyone understands how important it is to name a Trustee to take care of financial matters and how doing so can decrease the time and money spent in legal fees and court time later on. Naming a person whom you trust to be the Trustee of your minor children's finances is crucially important. This … [Read more...] about Your Minor Children and Naming a Trustee in Your Will
Fighting for custody is a heartrending, exhausting, and sorrowful experience. No matter what the results, it is hard on everyone. In fact, people become so completely emotional and exhausted that they are not on their best behavior. If there is a time to be on your best behavior, it is while you are asking for custody. Here are some of the top mistakes that people make when involved in a … [Read more...] about How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children
If you have a pending divorce and you and your spouse have children together, you may have already been told that you have to attend a parenting class. They are technically called "Parent Education and Family Stabilization Courses". At a time when people feel overwhelmed by circumstances and changes, they are often unhappy to learn that they must take this class. Yes, it is required by a … [Read more...] about Do you really have to take the Parenting Course?
If a loved one recently passed and you are in charge of arrangements, you will need to decide how many death certificates to order. This is often taken care of by the funeral director as part of the funeral arrangements. Here is a general list to show how many certificates may be needed: One for each close family member. One for each financial institution that the deceased had … [Read more...] about How Many Death Certificates Should You Order?
If you are getting a divorce and you have children you have probably already discussed co-parenting with your spouse and your attorney. Co-parenting is sometimes looked upon with uneasiness or even fear for the following reasons: Anticipation that there will be too much control by the other parent. Fear that "I might do something wrong" (get visitation dates wrong, say the wrong thing … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting: How Tough is it?
Once you are divorced you will want to get a certified copy of your divorce Decree. Your Attorney may do that for you or help you understand how to do that. But even so, you may be anxious to get one quickly or you may need additional copies later on. It can be very helpful to know how to get the Decree for yourself. You will have a choice between a certified or non-certified copy of the … [Read more...] about How to Get a Certified Copy of your Divorce Decree