What Should You Do with Social Media When Divorcing?

Are you in the midst of divorce proceedings or considering ending your marriage? If so, you are likely experiencing a range of emotions. While the beginning of relationships, including marriages, are filled with excitement and joy, a divorce is often just the opposite. Depending upon the circumstances that caused your marriage to end, you may be angry, upset, stressed, overwhelmed, or have a combination of these Read More

How Does a QDRO Work in Divorce? Divorce and a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

If you need to know how a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) works in a divorce, you’ll need to first understand some elements of property division in divorce. Texas is a community property state. Anything purchased or acquired during the life of marriage is considered to be owned by both spouses equally. It is not relevant if one spouse works and the other manages the house. Under most circumstances, one Read More

Take The Fear Out Of Your Upcoming Divorce

Even if you have accepted that divorce is the best possible scenario for your future, you still might be scared. That’s ok. You know everything about the past and nothing about the future. It leaves room for doubt and worry.  Change the way you are looking at your situation. If you think you are leaving a safe, comfortable spot for something unknown and uncertain, you might not be viewing things clearly. If your Read More

What Does It Mean To Be A Whistleblower?

A whistleblower claim falls under employment law. When people believe they may need to be a whistleblower, they are ready to stand up and report that they have evidence of fraud, corruption, or other illegal acts. These are things that are usually being committed by an employer, their company, or someone they work with. Before you report the wrongdoing, you may worry about the repercussions and wonder, what does it Read More

Misconceptions About Common Law Marriages

There are a lot of questions, and there are equally as many misunderstandings about the nature of common-law marriages. The first being the length of time it takes to establish one. Other questions that stem from common-law marriages are whether they are different from a traditional marriage. This extends out to how they can be dissolved. For instance, does the divorce process for a standard marriage also apply to Read More

Is it Better to Separate or Divorce?

If you are experiencing serious issues with your spouse and are considering leaving, then you need to understand the different paths available to you. It comes down to you making the best decision that protects you both personally and financially.  These aforementioned factors will be critical in determining whether you choose to separate or divorce. Not only are these two things different (and similar in some Read More

Does Texas Have a Medicaid Spend Down?

Most of us will require nursing home care at some point in our lives. What’s worrying is how expensive it is. Perhaps you’ve heard of the possibility to reduce your assets before this time comes. You may wonder if it is possible to do a Medicaid spend down in Texas. On average, private and semi-private accommodations in a nursing home cost $8,365 and $7,441 respectively. While overall costs vary based on location, Read More

Denied Unemployment? 4 Tips for Unemployment Appeals

Losing a job has been ranked as one of life’s most stressful experiences. Even if you have some money saved, it’s going to run out eventually, and 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 are determined to have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, a Read More

5 Times in Life When You Need to Update Your Estate Plan

One of the only things certain in life is change. When your estate plan was originally created, it was based on your circumstances at the time as well as the current state and federal estate planning laws. If you reflect on what’s happened in your life between then and now, it’s easy to see how the constant change makes it necessary to revisit your estate plan. In general, you should update your plan every three Read More

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