Tip Credits and Tip Pooling in Texas

Here’s a topic that applies to everyone—even if they have never worked in the foodservice industry or intend to. You would have a difficult time finding a person who has never tipped someone before. And most people may be a little surprised to know that the money they tip their waiter may not go to him. At least, not all of it. Learn how tip credits and tip pooling work in Texas. Tip Credits Another Read More

What Is the Difference Between A Will vs. A Trust?

You’re not alone if you are new to estate planning or simply don’t understand the difference between a will and a trust. There can be a considerable amount of misunderstanding associated with the two things. Some common misinformation that circulates is that trusts are for wealthy people and their children. And if you create a will, you’re all set. Both trusts (and there are several kinds) and wills are two very Read More

What Is an Uncontested Divorce in Texas?

Because each state handles the divorce process in its own way, the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce may not be apparent in some circumstances. For instance, one state may label a divorce uncontested when neither party disagrees with the grounds for divorce. Luckily, in Texas, the difference between contested and uncontested is more defined. The process of each may not look the same either. Read More

Seeking Sole Custody In A Texas Divorce

Though you may have heard the term “full custody,” the state of Texas refers to them as sole managing conservatorships. If this is the type of custody you seek, you should first ask yourself why.  Because of how emotionally complex divorce can be, it is difficult to see your former spouse as a great parent and a poor husband or wife. And that’s understandable. However, you need to understand that getting sole Read More

What Are Reasons to Modify Child Custody?

During the divorce process, you and your spouse either agreed about dividing everything from your home to the time you get with your children. If you couldn’t, this was resolved through mediation or court. Though it is common to use words such as “custody” or “visitation,” the state of Texas does not use these.  Custody is referred to as “conservatorship.” Visitation is “possession and access.”   There Read More

How to Help Divorced Friends

Here Are 3 Ways Help Your Divorced Friends Going through the divorce process can be a lot like grieving. Instead of mourning the loss of a person or a loved one, they are adjusting to what their new future looks like. As their friends, you want to help them through this period in their life. And they should have the support of their friends and family.  But it is essential to know how to help your divorced Read More

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