The Basics of a Trust For someone with 1 or more businesses, real property and/or personal property, a trust is a very valuable tool. A trust is an estate planning tool that can be used as an asset management tool during life, after death and to replace or supplement a will. Most importantly, they [...]
Alimony is a “punishment” payment that can cripple the payor, typically the ex-husband, and it forces endless payments to the ex-spouse unless the spouse receiving the payments remarries. Now, ask yourself, why would anyone remarry if they are receiving a monthly paycheck for being an ex-spouse? And I’m not talking about a small payment, in [...]
“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 [...]
While the convenience of the digital age presents a wide array of options in buying products online or even doing such tasks as filing for driver’s license renewal online, the digital approach may not be the best option when it comes to divorce. A plethora of divorce sites market to individuals and over promise the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fact or Fiction: The Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms was never intended for the average citizen.
FICTION: Two very important U.S. Supreme Court cases decided within the last eight (8) years confirm our Second Amendment right to bear arms contrary to what the media and certain liberals believe. The first case is District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) and the other case is McDonald v. City of Chicago, [...]
Fact or Fiction: Texas now requires divorcing parents to provide dental insurance for their children.
Fact or Fiction: Texas now requires divorcing parents to provide dental insurance for their children. As you know, due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, everyone is required to have medical insurance or face a tax penalty. However, Obamacare only requires medical insurance and does not concern itself with dental insurance. [...]
FACT OR FICTION? Divorce does not affect children because they are resilient. FICTION, FICTION, FICTION! Studies have shown that children of all ages, babies, toddlers, teenagers, will be severely affected by a divorce. Children are not as resilient as you think. A study by Dr. Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D., and her subsequent findings still hold true [...]