Start Today! 4 Reasons Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

Contrary to popular belief, the people who actually don’t need an estate plan are very few and far between. The truth is that if you want any control over who takes care of you or your children in the event of your incapacity or death, or if you want any control over who gets your things when you die, you need an estate plan. Still not convinced? We have compiled four reasons why the average Texan would benefit from Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Name in Texas

You’ve heard the importance of “moving on” after your divorce so you can look forward to the positive parts of life that your future has in store for you. One important aspect of moving on may be having your name changed. You can ask for a name change in the divorce petition or response, and the order for the name change can then be included in the final Decree without any additional requirements. However, more Read More

Dealing With an Uncooperative Spouse? 4 Ways Texas Can Enforce a Court Order

In a perfect world, divorcing or divorced parents would fulfill their obligations to each other, realizing that disobeying court orders and trying to punish each other for the break up are fruitless endeavors. However, in the real world, disgruntled spouses and ex-spouses are everywhere. Whether they’re dodging your efforts to collect financial information or lagging behind on child support, there are several ways Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Community and Separate Property in Texas

The difference between community and separate property is one of the key issues that affect the division of assets between married individuals, especially during a divorce. Understanding how property ownership is regulated in Texas will help you better protect your rights and financial interests. In this article, we provide a brief overview of the difference between community and separate property in the Lone Star Read More

3 Common Causes of Shareholder Disputes

Shareholders, being the owners of a company, can have a profound influence on the company’s short-term performance and long-term growth. A good understanding among shareholders, as well as a spirit of cooperation, is essential in order to avoid any operational and financial problems. Still, disagreements between the shareholders are a common occurrence in almost any company or business. The majority of such Read More

3 Myths People Believe About Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements often get a bad reputation. Many people would go as far as equalling them to a prelude to divorce papers! However, many couples decide to create a prenuptial agreement even if they firmly believe that their marriage will last. This discrepancy can be attributed to the fact that popular opinions about this subject often vary greatly from reality. Let’s dispel the most prevailing myths relating to Read More

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