Taking the time to create a plan for your family is very important. It is even more important in stepfamilies. In the State of Texas, if you don't make the decision on how you want your property divided, then the laws of the state will. For instance, if you are married now, and have children from a previous marriage or relationship, the law specifies how your personal property and real … [Read more...] about Having a Will is Important, Especially for Stepfamilies
se habla espanol
If you are caring for a loved one who is ill and worrying about the future, here is some information that may help you. It can be difficult to know how to divide your time when a loved one is terminally ill. Providing for their medical and emotional needs comes first, and then you also must find some time to take care of yourself. Very often, the "business end" of things is an ever-present … [Read more...] about What to do When a Loved One is Terminally Ill
Contested custody cases are very very difficult on everyone. A caring parent wants to protect the child and wants the end result of the case to be in the child's best interest. But the desire to win will be strong and there may also be a desire to retaliate against the other parent. Although such feelings are human, coaching a child can be costly. "Coaching" a child occurs when someone … [Read more...] about Coaching a Child in a Contested Custody Case
We here at the Kalish Law Office are well aware of the wonderful benefits of being bilingual. With a majority of the staff being both Spanish and English speakers, we cater to a wider variety of clients. In this globally connected era, it's important to be able to connect with different cultures for innovation and improvement. In this blog post, we will explain just a few of the many benefits of … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Being Bilingual
November is adoption month. All month long, national awareness is turned towards adoption and adoptive families everywhere are remembering the events that shaped their families and made their lives complete. November 18th is National Adoption Day, a day which is "a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than 110,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving … [Read more...] about November is Adoption Month!
Marriage and divorce statistics vary by ethnic culture. Your "culture" can also be your religion, workplace, family, neighborhood, or group of close friends. Not surprisingly, many cultural groups disapprove of divorce. Some may even blame both participants, no matter what the circumstances. If you are in a culture that frowns on divorce, and then you are involved in a divorce, it can be … [Read more...] about How Your Culture Affects Your Divorce
Involvement in a child's life is important for every parent and can become even more so when there is a divorce or custody dispute. As a legal case unfolds, a lot of details about the day-to-day life of the family are sure to emerge. A parent who must work, or travel often may feel discouraged and unable to "compete" with the parent who provides more clock hours of child care. However, it … [Read more...] about Involvement in Child’s Life is Important in More Ways than One!
There are two ways to report child abuse or neglect in Texas. The Texas Abuse Hotline is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, nationwide. The phone number is 800-252-5400. This line can be used for emergency as well as non-emergency reports. There is also a Internet Reporting Website . The internet report should not be used for an emergency situation, as these internet reports can take … [Read more...] about Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Texas