How Do I Relocate with My Child Post-Divorce?

Not too long ago, most people lived their entire lives in a relatively small geographic area. Today, we’re a society on the move. It’s not unusual to relocate to another state or even another country to accept a job opportunity or join a new spouse. This societal trend can present issues when you’re divorced and have children with your former husband or wife. Unless there is reason to do otherwise, Texas courts Read More

Three Tips for Helping Your Loved One Transition Into an Assisted Living Facility

Even when your elderly loved one intends to live independently or live with you for as long they can, at any moment it is possible that a health crisis could arise that makes this impossible. This is a huge reason why it is important for us all to plan our finances carefully to allow for the possibility of spending time in an assisted living facility or nursing home. If your loved one has found him or herself in this Read More

The Top Three Reasons Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the Rich and the Elderly

There’s a common misconception that if you aren’t fabulously wealthy or very old, it’s not important to worry about estate planning. This simply isn’t the case! Estate planning is important for everyone, regardless of your age or economic status. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at the top reasons to create an estate plan even if you’re a young person without many assets. It can spare your loved ones a lot of Read More

The Truth About Prenuptial Agreements

For years, prenuptial agreements have been presented in a negative light by the media. However, attitudes towards prenuptial agreements (sometimes referred to as “prenups”) are gradually shifting and becoming more positive.  What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenup is a written agreement between two people who are planning to get married. It lists the assets that each party brings to the marriage and specifies Read More

What to do After You’re Served with Divorce Papers

The first step in the divorce process is for one spouse to file for divorce and make sure the other gets served with the divorce papers. This is the beginning of a sometimes stressful process, but it’s best to always remember that a fresh start and a new chapter await you at the end. In today’s blog post, we’re taking a look at the steps you’ll need to take immediately after getting served.      1. Read it Read More

Understanding Your Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed way back in 1938 to ensure that all U.S. workers are fairly compensated for their labor. You’ve probably seen information about the Fair Labor Standards Act posted in your workplace, but have you ever taken the time to actually read it? In today’s blog post, we’re breaking down the basics of your rights under this law.  Minimum Wage The law states that you must be paid at Read More

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