Every year in Texas, thousands of parents separate, leading to Court proceedings over custody, visitation and child support for their children. Inevitably, one of the parents is ordered by the Judge to pay child support.
When parents separate, appropriate arrangements must be made regarding the children. Specifically, parents must resolve issues of custody, possession and access, and financial support for the children.
When an incapacitated person is eligible to receive money or property, legal issues arise regarding who will have authority and responsibility to manage the funds. If the incapacitated person has a natural or court-appointed guardian of the estate, the guardian has the authority.
Many foreign nationals desire to immigrate to the United States and become lawful permanent residents. Often, the legal process is completed at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the person's home country.
While everyone should execute a Last Will and Testament, many people never really get around to it. When death occurs prior to the proper execution of a valid Last Will and Testament, the decedent is known as an "intestate".
When a loved one passes away, very important legal actions must be taken in order to properly protect and transfer estate assets. For example, the decedent's house deed and vehicle title must be properly transferred to the proper beneficiary.