Death and Divorce in Texas

  • Estate Planning

Estate Planning Issues for Blended Families and Second Marriages

Blended families and second marriages create a number of issues in the context of estate planning.  Difficult decisions must be…

  • Probate

How Do I Probate a Will If I’ve Been Appointed Executor

Many times people are appointed executor under the terms of a will but have no idea how to start the…

  • Divorce

Key Child Custody Terms in Texas

The legal terms used in child custody proceedings are different from the every day terms such as "custody" and "visitation." …

  • Estate Planning

Estate Planning 101

Most people hear the term "estate planning" and either don't know what it involves or don't fully understand what an…

  • Probate

Four Probate Options When Someone Passes Away Without A Will

When someone passes away without a will, family members are often left unsure what to do when it comes to…

  • Divorce

What To Do After You Are Served With A Divorce Petition

Unexpectedly being served with a divorce petition is difficult.  You are faced with the loss of a relationship that you…

  • Estate Planning

An Example of Why You Should Have An Attorney Draft Your Will

Today's example of DIY will language that cost a lot of money comes from the late Ms. Vada Wallace Allen.…

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

How to Keep Your Family Together During the Probate Process

Financial interests and dealing with the emotional loss of a loved one can combine to create tension, dispute, and destruction…

  • Divorce

Understanding the Standard Possession Order for Child Custody in Texas

In any divorce involving minor children, the parties and ultimately the court must approve a custody plan for those children. …

  • Estate Planning

Key Estate Planning Documents in Texas

There are numerous documents used when putting together an estate plan.  Each plan is different and focused on the individual…