A Brief Introduction to Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is an essential element of every solid estate plan. It’s a legal document that allows you to grant another person the authority to make important decisions on your behalf. Such decisions may include financial, business, or legal matters. A person who issues a POA is called the principal while the person is empowered to act on behalf of the principal is called an agent or attorney-in-fact. Read More

Adoption 101: How to Welcome Your New Child Into Your Family

As a new adoptive parent, you surely can’t wait for the day when you’re going to bring your adopted child home. As joyful as you surely feel when thinking about that day, however, you may also experience some apprehension about it. After all, the transition to a completely new environment can be stressful for any child. And for an adoptive child, it often proves to be a challenging experience to say the least - even Read More

How to Manage Stress During Your Divorce

In 1967, two psychiatrists conducted a study to measure the effects of stress on health. They compared medical records of more than 5,000 patients and then asked them to score 43 life events according to how stressful they are. According to this list - named the Holmes and Rahe stress scale after the last names of the researchers who conducted the study - divorce is the second highest stressor that a person can Read More

Avoid the Courtroom: 4 Benefits of Mediation versus Litigation

Legal disputes are sometimes inevitable. If you are currently facing one - whether it’s related to your family, business, or yet another area of life - you may be thinking that the best way to protect your interests and settle your claim is to bring the dispute before the court. However, if you arrange to meet with an attorney to discuss your problem thinking that litigation is the only way to solve it, you may be Read More

A Brief Q&A on Texas Probate

Probate is a legal procedure that formally disburses assets and pays debts upon a person’s death. Some form of legal process is necessary when a person dies in order to provide a public record of who now owns their assets. That’s why when one of your family members pass, or if you’ve become an interested party in a probate process for some other reasons, it is best to approach the matter with the help of an Read More

Family Law 101: How is Child Support Calculated in Texas?

Child support is one of the issues our clients are often concerned with the most when weighing a decision to divorce or are currently going through one. And there is little wonder why - a child’s well-being will always be of utmost importance to their parents. So when a divorce is on the horizon, it is only natural and simply advisable for a parent to consider its impact on the child’s future security and stability - Read More

Texas Business Law: The Advantages of Organizing Your Business as a Corporation

When you started out as a business owner, you probably registered your company as a sole proprietorship. This type of legal identity is straightforward and provides a young enterprise and its owner with immediate advantages. For example, there are few formalities or paperwork; your business losses can be deducted from your personal tax return; and tax filing, in general, is relatively uncomplicated. As your company Read More

Thinking About Going Through the Stepparent Adoption Process in Texas? Read This First!

Stepparent adoption is a way to provide legal recognition for the relationship a stepparent has with their spouse’s children, particularly when the other parent is not involved. The official legal status of an adoptive parent provides practical benefits for the child. In addition, it protects the rights of a stepparent who has become the sole other parent in the upbringing of their spouse’s child. At the same, it is Read More

6 Tips for Choosing the Right Guardian for Your Needs

Choosing the right guardian for your children or special needs family member is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. The idea of someone else raising and caring for them is heart-wrenching and naming that person is an uncomfortable reminder that accidents and terminal illnesses happen. They could even happen to you. Perhaps you are holding off on naming a guardian because you assume that if Read More

4 Things to Know About the Chapter 7 Trustee

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the court appoints a bankruptcy trustee to oversee and administer your case. Although there are technically different parties involved in your filing, none of them have a greater impact than your trustee. Therefore, their powers and responsibilities are important for you to understand. Here are four things you should know about your Chapter 7 trustee and their Read More