Should I Sign This?

We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document.   The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if…

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Power of Attorney or Guardianship?

If you have reason to believe that your loved one may be approaching a time when s/he will not be able to handle his/her own daily life or financial affairs, you may be frightened and confused about your options. People often (mistakenly) think that there is nothing that can be…

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Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do

If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court’s judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may…

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Get it in Writing!

We often have clients come to visit us with legal troubles who shake their heads and say, “I KNEW I should have gotten that in writing!” In some situations, having a contract isn’t just a good idea, it’s a legal necessity!  Under the law in Texas, and in many other states…

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Problems with Splitting Retirement Accounts After Divorce?

We have gotten questions about retirement fund issues after divorce from some of our blog readers. Retirement fund issues can be difficult.   The final divorce decree will state how the property and debts are to be divided.   However, when it comes to retirement accounts, additional paperwork must be done in…

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Can you Really “Prepare” for a Divorce?

Can you really ever prepare for a divorce?  Although people handle divorce differently, you can do some advance preparation from a legal point of view.   It is harder to prepare emotionally, even if you are the one who desires the divorce, and even you know that it is the only option. Counseling…

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Can a Copy of a Will be Probated in Texas?  

Once a Texas will has been properly drafted and executed, the original should be kept in a safe place.  This should be a place that is dry and safe, such as a fireproof box.  The will may also be kept in a safe deposit box, however, this is not always…

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Practical Advice for Dealing With Senior Adults

My last blog post dealt with caring for and helping senior adults, and mentioned some of the challenges that you are likely to encounter.   Now I want to share my review of a book that I discovered.   ”How to Say it to Seniors; Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders” by…

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