3 Things Your Will Does NOT Accomplish

A Last Will and Testament are one of the most critical documents you will ever have to draft. So critical, in fact, that it has been the subject of many nasty legal battles since the establishment of the judicial system. Among other things, a Will dictates the final wishes of the deceased regarding the property he/she leaves behind upon death. Unfortunately, there are certain expectations about the Last Will and Read More

Facing Age Discrimination in the Workplace? Here’s What to Do

Being passed over for a promotion can sting like a bee, but what if the only reason you missed out on that major opportunity was because of your age? For about 70% of workers between 45 and 74 years old who have experienced the reality of age discrimination, the feeling is excruciating. What most people don’t realize, however, is that it is actually illegal to discriminate against workers because of their age. In Read More

Nursing Home Abuse: What to Watch For

The need for home care in the United States is expected to skyrocket soon. A Census report published in 2017 puts the national population of boomers over 60 years at 15.2% of the total population - roughly 49.2 million. Even more, 3.2 million of them are currently residing in senior homes. This means that the number of people who need home and personal care is rising and with it, the concern for best hospice Read More

Elder Law: How to Keep Long-Term Care Costs From Draining Your Finances

When retirement comes, you want to enjoy every moment of your golden years. You have probably thought about these years throughout your life: the endless vacations, the freedom from working, the time to finally work on your book, go golfing, and more. This is all possible IF you do not end up requiring long-term care, which can significantly drain your finances and ultimately ruin your retirement goals. Here is how Read More

Workplace Retaliation and Your Rights as an Employee in Texas

If you have seen that your employer is acting unethically, or illegally, it is your obligation to report them to the proper authorities. This can be a difficult thing to do, however, because most people aren’t in a position where they can easily afford to lose their job, and reporting an employer seems like a dangerous thing to do. The fact is, however, that in Texas, workplace retaliation is illegal and you will be Read More

Adopting a Child? Here are 4 Tips for a Smoother Process

Adopting a child is one of the most joy-filled experiences one can have. Whether you are adopting a new child you’ve never met, or you want to complete a step-parent adoption to help solidify your family, it is a beautiful moment that you will never forget. Unfortunately, however, adoptions are a surprisingly complicated legal process. Any mistakes can result in heartbreaking delays or other issues. The following Read More

The Basics of Divorce in the Military

Whether you are an active duty military member or the spouse of an active duty military member, your life will be very different than what you would experience as a civilian. Being in the military really impacts just about every area of your life. If you are getting a divorce, or think that you may be in the future, it is important to understand how a military divorce is going to be different than what a civilian Read More

5 Things to Know About Disability Discrimination in Texas

In the state of Texas, there are multiple laws and regulations in place that are designed to help ensure employers treat those with disabilities fairly. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the main federal set of laws that applies to these situations, but Texas Labor Code Chapter 21 also applies to this topic. If you are an employer in Texas, or an employee with a disability, becoming familiar with these Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Guardianship

If you have an adult child with a disability, or are providing primary care for a child who is not biologically your own, it may be a good idea to get a guardianship. A guardianship is a legal status where you are granted the responsibilities for providing care and making legal decisions on behalf of another individual. When deciding whether or not to become a guardian, it is important to know the pros and cons. Read More

What Happens if You Die Without a Will in Texas?

Everyone knows that it is important to have a Will in place, yet about 50% of people in the U.S. still haven’t even taken this first basic step in estate planning. Understanding what will happen if you die without a Will in place in the state of Texas might just be the motivation you need to take care of this important task. The following are some of the most common things that your estate and your loved ones will Read More

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