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 you don’t totally and completely understand the document … [Read more...] about Should I Sign This?
Teamwork is essential, and there is no better time for cooperative teamwork than when you are facing legal challenges. Here are some specific things that you can do to help your case progress more efficiently. Stay available to the law firm. If you are going to be away for vacation, having a medical procedure or otherwise unavailable, let the firm know. Check your email and voicemail … [Read more...] about Help Your Lawyer Help You
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 done unless "things get really bad." Actually, there is a lot that you can do to plan in advance. A guardianship … [Read more...] about Power of Attorney or Guardianship?
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 be about the division of property, for example, turning over certain assets, money, real estate or property to … [Read more...] about Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do
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 as well, there are some agreements that must be in writing in order to be enforceable. This law is called the “Statute of … [Read more...] about Get it in Writing!
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 order to actually divide the accounts. This paperwork is in the form of another … [Read more...] about Problems with Splitting Retirement Accounts After 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 can help prepare you for the emotional ups and downs that follow. Legally, there are some things … [Read more...] about Can you Really “Prepare” for a Divorce?
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 the best option because it will be less accessible. A safe deposit box should only be used if someone other than the testator (person who signed the … [Read more...] about Can a Copy of a Will be Probated in Texas?