Careful, deliberate and early estate planning can avoid a lot of legal and financial problems. All Texans should think about authorizing someone else to transact business on their behalf in the event they become incapacitated. This is done by properly executing a
Many individuals born outside the United States are actually United States citizens, without even realizing it. Whether this is true depends on a variety of factors. Understanding the Child Citizenship Act is key to determining your status as a citizen, and therefore your ability to claim the r
Parents occasionally face the question of whether parental rights can be terminated. A wide variety of life circumstances lead to such questions, such as child abandonment, child neglect or abuse, rape and failure to pay child support. Texas law has specific answers to the varied challenges fa
As the population in the United States continues to age, more and more families are facing questions about guardianship. When an elderly family member begins to decline in health, the concerned family must decide whether a guardianship
The family unit is one of the most valuable and important assets we have in life. Unfortunately, each year thousands of families across Texas are devastated by incidents of domestic or family violence, resulting in an urgent need for legal protection for those impacted.
Spouses contemplating divorce are often overwhelmed by the prospect of going through what could become a stressful and difficult process. Not understanding the steps of the divorce case only worsens the stress. Today's blog post will summarize the basic steps of a contested divorce, with the ho
With the heightened awareness regarding sexual harassment, inappropriate comments, and unwelcome touching that people, mainly women, face on a daily or weekly basis while going about their daily lives, I wanted to share what Texas’ criminal laws are concerning s
Parents who separate are often confused about their financial obligations to support the children. Typically, the parent with whom the children live is eligible to obtain a court order that requires the other parent to make periodic payments for the support of the children. The person ordered t
An important part of estate planning is the consideration of and preparation for possible incapacity. If you become mentally incapacitated and unable to transact business independently, you will need to have someone legally authorized to transact business on your behalf. There are essentially t
When married couples are contemplating separation, they often wonder what the immediate reaction of their spouse will be when they find out. If the spouse reacts poorly, it is very possible that the spouse could hide or waste money, lock the spouse out of the house, attempt to disrupt employment
Individuals who accumulate property during their lifetime often worry about what happens to that property when they die. Today's blog will summarize the law with regard to distribution of property following death.