Three Co-Parenting Tips for the Recently Divorced

If you’re a parent, there’s a new challenge on your horizon as soon as your divorce is finalized: Co-parenting with your ex. Many people find the concept of working as a team with their former partner daunting, but it is important to keep in mind that despite all the differences that led you to end your marriage, you still have a common goal of raising your children well and giving them the love, discipline, and Read More

Understanding Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is a major issue that unfortunately impacts employees of all kinds, across all fields, and for various reasons. It is important for workers to have a full understanding of what constitutes workplace discrimination so that they will know if it ever happens to them and can fight against it so that they can stand up for others who are being discriminated against, and so that they can avoid being Read More

Injured on the Job? Take These 4 Steps Immediately

You work in a shoe store in a trendy Houston neighborhood, and your first customer of the day has asked you if you have a particular sandal in her size. When you go to the stockroom to check, you slip in a puddle of mop water that your coworker forgot to clean up the night before. You fall heavily to the floor and sprain your ankle so badly it hurts to stand, let alone walk. Do you have a legal claim against your Read More

The Difference Between Elder Law and Estate Planning

The terms “elder law” and “estate planning” are often used interchangeably, but in fact, they are two separate, yet related, areas of law. As the average lifespan increases, individuals have to consider what type of quality of life they want in their golden years and how they will achieve it. They also, of course, must make considerations for what will happen after they pass away. This is the primary difference Read More

Six Essential Pieces of a Pre-Planned Adoption Agreement

When you choose to become a parent through surrogacy, it’s important to take the time to cover all of your legal bases. Surrogacy, also referred to in some states as “pre-planned adoption”, is a complex area of law that protects the rights of the contractual surrogate and the intended parents. A pre-planned adoption agreement is a comprehensive contract that should include several different components. Date and Read More

What You Need to Know About Medicaid Eligibility As You Age

In recent years, the cost of care for elderly people -- such as nursing home enrollment, adult daycare programs, and in-home care -- has skyrocketed beyond what most people can afford. Even people who have never struggled to make ends meet financially throughout their adulthood look at the costs of being cared for as they age and think, “There is no way I will ever be able to afford that.” How do people afford Read More

3 Possible Legal Issues Surrounding Military Retirement Benefits

One of the perks of choosing a career in the military is what comes after – retirement benefits. As a US Service member, you are eligible for pensions and medical benefits upon retirement, which will certainly come in handy in your post-military life. To retire from the military, you must have typically  been in service for at least 20 years. However, there are certain instances where you can retire due to medical Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Dependent and Independent Estate Administration

There are generally two ways to settle estates in Texas: dependent and independent estate administration. The probate process will depend on the route you take, so it is important to understand the difference between the two types of administration. Here is how dependent and independent estate administration differ.  Dependent Administration  Dependent administration is usually used when there are disputes Read More

How to Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets

The importance of protecting your company’s trade secrets cannot be overemphasized. Trade secrets are the reason behind your company’s success. The continued success of your business will depend primarily on your ability to keep this information from your competitors' hands. While there are certain laws that protect intangible assets such as trade secrets, you and your associates must do your part too. Here are a few Read More

4 Reasons to Contest a Will

Contesting a Will is not as simple as most people believe. You cannot challenge a Will solely because you do not agree with its terms. There are certain legal elements that must be established first, and proving each one of them is not a walk in the park. The process involves a large expenditure, from expert fees to attorney’s fees to the court fees. However, if you can prove that at least one of these elements Read More