Misconceptions About Common Law Marriages

There are a lot of questions, and they’re 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 end 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

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