The legal landscape for same-sex marriage changes almost weekly, as more states recognize such marriage and federal law extends fundamental rights to all legal marriage, whether opposite-sex or same-sex. Texas, however, continues to resist such recognition and both the Texas Constitution and Texas Family Code apply only to couples legally married in Texas. That means […]
Putting your wishes on paper is a critical step to stay in control over who gets what of your property, helps heirs avoid unnecessary hassles, and gives you peace of mind knowing that a life’s worth of possessions will end up in the right hands. Learn more about the cornerstones of estate planning.
The divorce process is fraught with paperwork — a lot of legal changes need to be made in order to give each partner independent status. Your will may be the last thing on your mind — but it shouldn’t be. Chances are that your spouse was primary beneficiary of your will while the marriage was […]
As important as estate planning is, many people put it off from the sheer discomfort of thinking about death. Even more difficult is the idea that something catastrophic might happen that does not result in death, but causes incapacity or disability for the rest of life. But if you are seriously injured or ill and […]