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

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

How Does Divorce Impact Your Estate Planning?

When two people get married, there are usually numerous elements of their lives that become intertwined. Any married person who has completed any estate planning knows that many of their assets simply go to the surviving spouse. However, divorce has ramifications on many different elements of your life, including estate planning. To take that a step further, each state has its own laws. If you get divorced in Read More

Signs Of Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a form of manipulation. It occurs when one parent discredits or degrades the other parent in front of their child. Though this person is no longer married to you, they are still a parent to your child. Children continue to look up to their parents after the divorce, and parental alienation harms their overall development and mental health. Furthermore, it fractures a child’s relationship with Read More

How Do You Write an Estate Plan for Digital Assets?

When people first come across the idea that their digital assets should be put into an estate plan, they may dismiss it. Or they may not understand how to write an estate plan for those digital assets. Some people incorrectly assume that they don’t have cryptocurrency or online gaming accounts, so they also assume the issue doesn’t apply to them. Digital assets extend beyond these. When was the last time you used Read More

How Does a Parenting Plan Work in Texas?

If you are new to Texas or have limited experience with family law, you should understand a few key terms. For instance, many states divide child custody into legal custody and physical custody. Texas, too, has two different categories of custody, but they are called something entirely different: Conservatorship Possession & Access  Having conservatorship grants you the ability to make decisions for Read More