Local Attorney Comfort Level is a Plus

Having an attorney who is familiar with the county where your case will be filed has its advantages. There are benefits to having a lawyer who is comfortable with the procedures in your specific court. Comfort that comes from knowing what the judges and the court staff expect. This can…

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Probate Guidelines in Texas

I enjoy sharing information with our readers to help them navigate the confusing legal process. Harris County, Texas has some excellent information about probate on their “helpful guidelines” page . This information can help you understand what to look for in a will, how property passes in the State of…

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How to Clean out and Care for a Home After Someone Passes

When a loved one passes away, cleaning out the house can feel like an impossible task. Not only is it difficult to know what needs to be done in a practical sense but it is emotionally devastating. Keeping organized is key.   There are legal, practical and humanitarian considerations. First…

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What Will Happen to your Pet if You Die?

Our pets are family members.  They are also very vulnerable to changes in family situation. Just like other family members, they deserve consideration when you are planning for the future. Have the conversation.  Regardless of your age, if you have a pet, you should always consider what would happen if…

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Your Minor Children and Naming a Trustee in Your Will

Most parents of minor children know that they need to have a current Texas will. But not everyone understands how important it is to name a Trustee to take care of financial matters and how doing so can decrease the time and money spent in legal fees and court time…

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For Business Owners – The DANGER of Not Having a Power of Attorney & a Will!

If you own a business and haven’t made proper arrangements, you are leaving your employees, customers, business associates, and family vulnerable. For instance, what if something happened to you?  What if you were 1) disabled and unable to perform your duties; or 2) deceased? Whether you have a family business,…

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