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22 10, 2018

Pride and Prejudice and Prenuptial Agreements

2018-10-22T13:07:08+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog, Family Law|

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice It has become common place in society for engaged couples to shy away from entering into a prenuptial agreement because it is associated with the [...]

25 09, 2018

A Study in Intestacy – Aretha Franklin

2018-09-25T16:42:53+00:00September 25th, 2018|Blog|

On August 16, 2018, America lost one of its greatest soul artists, Aretha Franklin. It was in the following days that the news reported that while Ms. Franklin passed away with a net worth a over 80 million, she did not leave a Last Will and Testament detailing how she wished for those assets to [...]

24 05, 2018

Have you met my friend TODD?

2018-05-25T13:28:07+00:00May 24th, 2018|Blog|

Who is TODD? TODD stands for Transfer on Death Deed and is a tool used by homeowners to transfer their interest in real property to a designated beneficiary without the necessity of probate. Will TODD take over my real property interest? The filing of TODD does not create any restrictions on ownership.  The interest holder [...]

24 01, 2018

A BRIEF LESSON OF THE PROPER WAY TO ARGUE

2018-01-24T15:21:05+00:00January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A BRIEF LESSON OF THE PROPER WAY TO ARGUE By Jasmin L. Dodson   In law school I learned, among other things, the proper way to host and maintain a proper argument.  This article is based solely on my opinion and experience as an advocate and mediator.  The first consideration is the goal of the [...]

22 12, 2017

Texas Legislative Updates to Durable Powers of Attorney

2017-12-22T15:36:07+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|

There is not a designated time to initiate planning for the disposition of your assets when you are no longer available to utilize or enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, it is important to set time aside to take the first steps to put your affairs in order.  Too often I have spoken with [...]

16 11, 2017

Estate Planning with a Reverse Mortgage

2017-11-16T10:42:41+00:00November 16th, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|

Estate Planning with a Reverse Mortgage A reverse mortgage is an agreement where a homeowner converts the equity in their home into regular cash payments. In order to qualify, the homeowner must be sixty-two years of age or older, occupy the home as a primary residence, and the home must contain plenty of equity. After [...]

22 02, 2017

Why checking in on Social Media could lead to your arrest between now and March 5th

2017-02-22T07:59:56+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Texans - Busyness, it’s all around us everywhere we look and at every corner we turn. At times we have been so consumed rushing to and from each destination we fail to realize that slowing down or saying no is an acceptable response. That is until the lights are flashing behind us or the notice [...]

26 01, 2017

Collecting Child Support

2017-01-26T18:56:27+00:00January 26th, 2017|Blog, Family Law|

For many, the battle of divorce is an experience to avoid again at all costs. Unfortunately, some are forced to go through round two when it comes to child support. One tool at the disposal of the enforcing spouse is a withholding order. A withholding order is a tool utilized by the court to ensure [...]

14 12, 2016

Alimony or Spousal Support

2016-12-14T21:37:58+00:00December 14th, 2016|Blog, Family Law, Mediation|

    The term spousal support may seem new, but in fact it dates to Ancient times. The code of Hammurabi, a well preserved ancient Mesopotamian artifact contains inscriptions of laws and rules concerning both Civil and Criminal matters.  One of the laws suggests that a man should provide sustenance to a woman that has [...]

5 11, 2016

Becoming a Legal Step Parent

2016-11-09T18:47:54+00:00November 5th, 2016|Blog, Family Law, Uncategorized|

The presence of blended families has been around longer than we can know and will not disappear any time soon. There are specific rights and benefits to formalizing an already solid bond between a step-parent and child. In addition to providing and maintaining a stable, nurturing environment, a legal step parent will gain the rights to [...]

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