Decisions to Make About Your Will and Estate Plan

If you are making a will for the first time (or updating one for the first time in a long time), this handy list will help guide you. No matter how small or large your estate, the answers to these questions are important. Who will be the ultimate beneficiary of…

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Legal Protections of Marriage Not Readily Available for Some Couples in Texas (Part II of II)

In last week’s blog, we discussed the difficulties that are faced by some couples who are in a marriage relationship but did not have a legally recognized ceremonial marriage.   That blog discussed “common law” marriage in Texas.  The blog also detailed some situations in which the partners may not…

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Cases About Same-Sex Divorce

 On November 5, 2013, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral argument about whether Texas can grant divorces for same-sex couples.  Since Texas law currently does not allow any action that “legitimizes” same-sex marriage, the Texas Attorney General argues that granting a same-sex divorce is an action that recognizes same-sex…

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Why it is so important to have a legally valid Donor Contract or Gestational Agreement

Family law is a complicated area of law, even when the subject is a nuclear family in which the two people involved are both biological parents of the children in the family. However, even more complications can arise when venturing into areas of law that are different from what most…

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