How Does an Affair Affect Divorce?

There are many misconceptions about how an affair can affect divorce. Some are so common that people pass along false information or poor advice with a relative degree of confidence. Here are examples of myths you have heard about how an affair can affect a divorce: Myth 1: If you committed adultery, you cannot receive alimony Myth 2: If you were unfaithful, then you lose custody of your children Myth 3: It Read More

2 Ways to Avoid Estate Taxes

Can you avoid estate taxes? There are some ways to do so. We will look at two ways to reduce your estate taxes. There are two different ways in which your estate can be taxed: by the federal government or by your state. Not every state has estate taxes, and those states that do tax at different percentages. Texas, for instance, does not implement an estate tax.  Some states do have inheritance taxes, and Read More

Do I Have to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

It may be overwhelming the first time you are offered a position or job that comes with a non-compete agreement. And when it is put before you, you may wonder, do I have to sign a non-compete agreement? If you don’t understand what they can and cannot do, you may be extremely hesitant to sign one. That is simply because you are caught in the difficult position of being unaware of their impact and you may feel Read More

What to Do About Workplace Retaliation

If you’ve faced a negative response by your employer to actions you take that you believe are not only valid, but also legal, you may wonder what to do about workplace retaliation. Retaliation covers any action taken by your employer in response to you exercising your rights. Before retaliation occurs, there will likely be an initial cause. Although your efforts could be legal and justifiable, they may go against Read More

Use Estate Planning Now to Get Medicaid Help for Long-Term Care Later

You may know that Medicaid can help cover long-term care costs. And, you might know that for this coverage, you should have few assets. To reach that point, you can use estate planning to protect your assets and get Medicaid’s help for your long-term care costs. Long-term care is a living facility that assists with daily activities and provides medical treatment in some cases. For the majority of people who need Read More

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