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

5 Benefits of Choosing Mediation for Your Divorce

Divorce is often a messy and painful affair, and it can be very costly as well. The good news is that there is an alternative to make it less stressful and more affordable. This method is known as mediation – a unique approach to divorce that offers a smoother conflict resolution process between feuding couples, ultimately leading to a less volatile, more productive separation for everyone involved.  Mediation Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

How well have you planned for your healthcare? Do you have proper coverage in case anything unfortunate happens? Medicare and Medicaid are two government-run healthcare programs that were created to cater to older and lower-income citizens who cannot afford to buy private health insurance. While these programs were both introduced in 1965 to relieve low-income families of the burden of illness, they are different in Read More

A Brief Guide to the Stepparent Adoption Process in Texas

Getting into a committed relationship with someone who has a child can inspire a mixture of different emotions. You never know what you are getting into or what you will get. Indeed, it takes a lot of heart to love a child who is not biologically yours like your own offspring, and vice versa. If everything goes well, however, the experience can be beautiful and you may want to officially adopt your stepchild and Read More

What Is an “Advanced Directive” and When Do You Need One?  

Also known as a health care directive or living Will, an advanced directive is a document specifying your wishes regarding advanced medical treatment. For example, do you want to be fed and hydrated when in a coma or are terminally ill? Do you want to receive defibrillation or CPR after a heart attack? Do you want to be put on a ventilator at any point? An advanced directive spells all of this out on standardized Read More

Why You Need a Will – Even if You Don’t Have Many Assets

The thought that we will not be here forever is chilling and hard to fathom. But it is important to accept that death is a part of life, and that it is in your best interest to secure the future of your legacy as soon as possible. If you are reading this, chances are you’re in the balance about writing a Will because you don’t think you have enough assets for estate planning. Contrary to popular belief, however, Read More

Sexual Harassment at Work is All Too Common. If You’re Victimized, Know Your Rights!

Sexual harassment in the workplace finally received the international attention it deserves when the infamous Harvey Weinstein allegations went viral, becoming one of the most hotly-debated topics in the country and the world at large. The events were a shot in the arm for workers' rights activists. It can happen to anyone, whether male or female, and sometimes in the form of a seemingly harmless act such as Read More