Here is the situation. Let's say that you are still paying child support to your ex for your minor child. However, you have just found out that your minor child is about to be a parent. Do you have to pay child support for your grandchild under Texas law? First, Let's Talk About What Stays the Same Just the fact that your minor child is about to become a parent herself or himself does not … [Read more...] about Do I Have to Pay Child Support if My Minor Child has a Baby?
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Covid 19 Tip # 5: Organize Your Passwords
Today is Day #5 of our Covid 19 Tips. For previous tips, see our blog, Facebook page, Twitter, and Google Business Page. We will update and add to these tips regularly. The whole point of preparedness is to be ready for an unusual situation. The current coronavirus situation certainly applies. But, just in case you are tempted to say "this will all be over soon, so I don't need to … [Read more...] about Covid 19 Tip # 5: Organize Your Passwords
International Adoptions down due to Many Factors
According to Time Magazine, the number of international children adopted by American families has dropped 60% since 2004, due to changes in the developing world. These changes include 1) reform efforts; 2) economic growth; and 3) resurgent nationalism. (Time, January 21, 2013, "The Baby Deficit", by Kayla Webley) Stricter laws and policies in the form of individual countries' reform … [Read more...] about International Adoptions down due to Many Factors
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 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!
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 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?
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 your ability to obtain information from some of the informational "800" numbers operated by the federal … [Read more...] about Update for our clients; How a Federal Governmental Shutdown Might Affect You and Your Case
How to Get the Most From Your Initial Consultation with a Lawyer
If you have a legal issue that may require you to hire an attorney, you will want to get the most from your initial consultation. Here are some tips to help you do that. When you first contact the law firm, be prepared to briefly state what issue you have. (For example: “I need to file for a child support increase”, or “I am thinking of starting a new business.” By stating what you … [Read more...] about How to Get the Most From Your Initial Consultation with a Lawyer
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 worth paying for. This 30 -60 minute block of time is going to help you decide the course of your entire legal … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Save Money on Legal Fees