Is Alimony Based on Current Income?

When clients seek our help in a divorce case, questions about alimony often are top of mind. Whether they are seeking a first-time decision on alimony or modification to an existing alimony, they often want to know whether alimony is based on current income. Both spouses involved in the divorce must complete paperwork that proves their current financial situation, including any income they currently have. The court Read More

The Pros and Cons 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, you may want to consider a guardianship. This is a legal status where you take on the responsibilities for providing care and for making legal decisions on behalf of another individual. When deciding whether to become a guardian, it is important to know the pros and cons of guardianship. This is Read More

7 Most Important Factors in Child Custody Decisions

Going through a divorce is always hard, but things become much more difficult and complex when custody of children is part of the divorce negotiations. Children automatically raise the stakes in the divorce proceedings, as few parents ever want to give up time with their little ones. When a divorcing couple cannot agree upon terms for custody and for a parenting plan through negotiations, custody decisions will be Read More

Understanding the Difference between Dependent and Independent Estate Administration

In most cases, you have two options to handle your estate. You can choose either dependent or independent estate administration. However, do you know the difference between dependent and independent estate administration? If not, don’t worry – you aren’t the only one. The entire probate process for your Texas estate depends on the option you choose, so it’s a good idea to get to know the difference between these Read More

Does Texas Have a Medicaid Spend Down?

How Do I Spend Down Assets for Medicaid? Most of us will require nursing home or other long-term care at some point in our lives. What’s worrying is how expensive it is. Medicare coverage for long-term care is very limited; private health insurance policies generally do not cover long-term care; and few people have private long-term care insurance policies. While overall costs vary, Texans needing nursing care Read More

Denied Unemployment? 4 Tips for Unemployment Appeals

Losing a job consistently ranks as one of life’s most stressful experiences. Even if you have some money saved, it’s going to run out eventually. Then how will you pay your bills and make the rent or mortgage payments? As an employee, you can apply for unemployment compensation benefits, which are intended to sustain those who lost their job through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, a lot of deserving Read More

Types of Appeals in a Divorce Case

Even when it’s over, it’s not over. Couples who divorce have to come to terms on a wide variety of issues: child custody and division of assets are two examples. Although there are many advantages to resolving issues outside of a courtroom, that isn’t always feasible. There also tends to be a lot of pressure and stress that comes with allowing someone else to decide the outcome of your case. Take a fresh look at Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Revocable Trusts

There is a peace of mind that comes with estate planning. It allows you to be prepared for the unknown. One of the biggest mistakes about estate planning is that many believe it to be a single document. Your attorney has a multitude of documents to choose from that each address different planning needs. They choose and create each one based on your needs. Another common misconception is that for some, estate Read More

Can an Employer Adjust Your Hours to Avoid Overtime?

Time and again, employees find themselves in the awkward situation of an employer’s needing them to work longer but not wanting to pay the overtime cost for the additional hours. If you're a worker who has put in extra hours, you may want to know, can an employer adjust your hours to avoid paying overtime? The overtime mismanagement situation is common and problematic, especially given that the employee is often Read More

Understanding Non-Solicitation Agreements

As an employee, you may be asked to sign a non-solicitation agreement at any point. Even if you aren’t presented with one during onboarding, your employer may ask you to sign during your employment or as you leave.   What Is a Non-Solicitation Agreement? To be clear, a non-solicitation agreement is not the same as a non-compete. Usually, non-solicitation protects your employer if you ultimately work for a Read More