Military Benefits in Family Law Cases

military benefits in family law

When one spouse is in the military, a divorce case isn’t as straightforward as those for civilians might be. There are benefits available to military members that must be considered as part of any family law case. Medical Benefits Program The medical benefits program available to active-duty service members, retirees, and family members is called TRICARE. After a divorce, […]

What Are a Father’s Rights During Adoption?

father's rights during adoption

The mother of a baby may consent to adoption no sooner than 48 hours after the child’s birth. What about the father’s rights during adoption? With so much focus on mothers after a child is born, a father’s rights during adoption can sometimes get lost in the shuffle, especially if the mother plans to consent […]

What You Should Know About Child Support in Texas

Child Support in Texas

Four types of child support are available in Texas, any of which can be sought in court and can be brought separately or at the same time.  The four types of child support available in Texas are current child support, medical child support, retroactive child support, and temporary child support. A further break down of […]

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Trust, and Which One Do I Need?

living trust or will

What Is Probate? Probate is the court process that takes place after someone dies. During probate, the decedent’s Will is proven valid, then his or her property gets identified, inventoried, appraised, and distributed after any payments to debts and/or taxes. Probate typically involves paperwork and court appearances by attorneys. The estate property pays legal and […]

Same-Sex Couples & Estate Planning

Your estate is everything you own – your car, home, bank accounts, life insurance, personal possessions, etc. Some estates are large, some are small, but just about everybody has one. What do all estates have in common? You can’t take it with you when you die. In honor of pride month, we are focusing on […]

Estate Planning: Living Trust Or Will?

‘Later’ is too late when it comes to preparing a will or living trust. We cannot stress enough how important it is to have the appropriate Estate Planning documents for your individual needs.

Entering Into A Common-Law Marriage

Last week we discussed what a common-law marriage entails, but how do you enter into one? If You Would Like To Enter A Common-Law Marriage You Must Be: over 18; marrying someone of the opposite sex; not related to your future spouse; not currently married. More Requirements When Entering A Common-Law Marriage Nobody under the […]