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
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Happy New Year from the Kalish Law Office! People often use the New Year as motivation to start over on aspects of their life they are unsatisfied with in the form of the infamously-difficult-to-follow-through-with New Years' Resolution. The New Year presents an opportunity to rectify whatever emotions or actions you withheld the previous year. If you have a New Years' Resolution, we hope … [Read more...] about New Year, New Me
Running a business is demanding and business owners can use all the help they can get. I just attended my second TWC (Texas Workforce Commission) Business Conference for Texas Employers. Is it my opinion that many, if not most Texas employers don't know about the resources available to help them. For some employers, "TWC" may have a negative connotation because the agency is associated with … [Read more...] about Excellent Resources for Texas Employers
WARNING! Joining in the refinancing of a home previously owned by your spouse or significant other does not guarantee that you actually “own” part of the house. Signing the Promissory Note DOES mean that you are legally responsible to pay the mortgage on the property. However, it does NOT mean that the property is automatically in your name, or that if your spouse dies you will automatically … [Read more...] about The Risks of Refinancing Your Home With Your Spouse or Partner
Certain legal conditions must be met before parental rights are terminated by court order. There are two types of termination; voluntary and involuntary. A voluntary termination of parental rights occurs when the parent whose rights are being terminated agrees with the termination, cooperates, and signs the proper paperwork and/or appears in court and testifies that s/he is … [Read more...] about What You Want to Know About Termination of Parental Rights in Texas
An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties are in agreement about what is going to happen, and they cooperate in the process. Therefore, it is less expensive than a contested one and is completed more quickly. In an uncontested divorce, the parties are in agreement about the issues (division of assets/debts and custody/support/visitation of children). Since they are in … [Read more...] about Will Your Divorce be Uncontested?