What Everyone Should Know About Texas Wills and Estate Planning

What’s the first thing that you think of when someone asks you why you should have a will or estate plan in place?    “To protect my family”, someone might answer.  “To name a guardian for my child,” someone else might say.   Someone else might answer, “My attorney helped me with a combination business…

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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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What Would Happen to Your Pet if You Died Unexpectedly?

Pets are part of the family, often have jobs to do in our homes, and provide us with love and companionship. Yet, many people do not make plans for what would happen to beloved pets after the owner’s death.   Providing for pets is different than providing for minor children. …

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Finding Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order Involving Children

What is contempt? Contempt is an action that can be used by the court to enforce an order, or to punish disobedience.  Contempt can be used by the court “on its own” (Judge says, “I am going to find you in contempt for your misbehavior in this courtroom”) or can be…

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Update for our clients; How a Federal Governmental Shutdown Might Affect You and Your Case

If the U.S. government does shutdown temporarily the effects will be felt in various ways.   This is a basic list of general effects that we can expect for the types of cases we handle at this firm. In general: all “nonessential” governmental functions will be shut down. This could affect…

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Excellent Resources for Texas Employers

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. …

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The Risks of Refinancing Your Home With Your Spouse or Partner

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…

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Dealing With Financial Issues Long After the Divorce is Final?

Although a final divorce decree is supposed to “split” the property once and for all that is not always the case. There are a variety of reasons why a couple may find themselves dealing with property issues months or years after the final decree has been signed.  Here are some…

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Five Ways to Save Money on Legal Fees

So, it’s finally happened. You have no choice; you have to consult with a lawyer. Everyone knows legal fees can be expensive, but what everyone doesn’t know is that there are ways to save money on legal fees. •1. Get a consultation. A good legal consultation is essential and well…

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