Who Owns What and Where Does It Go During a Divorce?

Who Owns What and Where Does It Go During a Divorce?

Knowing the difference between the two types of property as defined by Texas is important in understanding how the state distributes property in the case of divorce. How the disputed property is classified will determine how much and to whom the property will be...
Don’t Post That: Social media and Your Personal Injury Claim

Don’t Post That: Social media and Your Personal Injury Claim

If you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, you may want to think twice before posting to social media. These posts can hurt your case because they may be used to undercut possible claims. For example, if a plaintiff in a personal injury claim has asserted they are in...
Making a Fill-in-the-Blank Will

Making a Fill-in-the-Blank Will

The temptation is there. A fill-in-the-blank will is cheap—sometimes even free, while will drafted by lawyers generally costs four to five hundred dollars. But which really costs more? The Gamble In truth, using a fill-in-the-blank will is a gamble. If you decide to...
Why do I need a Will If I Do Not Have an Estate?

Why do I need a Will If I Do Not Have an Estate?

Contrary to what you may believe, you and everyone else you know will have an “estate” when you die. Simply put, an estate is a collection of all your property you own at the time of your death. The area of law that deals with what happens to your belongings after...
Durable Powers of Attorney and Recent Changes to the Law in Texas

Durable Powers of Attorney and Recent Changes to the Law in Texas

What are Powers of Attorney? In Texas, you can give another person the ability to handle certain legal affairs for you with documents referred to as “powers of attorney.” Powers of attorney are granted when you, the “principal” sign a document which specifies you are...