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Fighting Irish! (Monday, March 17, 2014)


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

So you’re celebrating Saint Patrick out at your local tavern, drinking your green beer, when some jerk decides that it is time for him to prove his manliness in front of his friends.


He aggressively approaches you, he’s in your face, he’s swearing.  The crowd yells, “hit ‘em!”  Should you? Can you?


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Powers of Attorney (Monday, March  24, 2014)


Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #6 of our series—Estate Planning 101.  Today we’re discussing Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney.


If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Power of Attorney is used to designate an individual to make medical, personal, and financial decisions on your behalf when necessary.


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Texas Bingo Laws (Monday, March 31, 2014)



After losing your best friend to Lupus, you decide to start a nonprofit organization to help combat this terrible disease.  Your biggest concern is fundraising.


You decide to open a Bingo Hall in order to raise funds.  What steps do you have to take for approval from the state?  Do you have to...


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Pro Se Probate Litigation  (Monday, April 7, 2014)


Unauthorized Practice of Law & the Pro Se Litigant

In all of the 50 states, an individual may not engage in the “practice of law” without a license. What does that mean?


What about someone who chooses not to hire an attorney and instead want to appear pro se? What are the rules for representing yourself in court if you choose to do so?


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The CPS Adversary Hearing (Monday, April 21, 2014)


Your Children Have Been Taken

You were visited by a caseworker who declared that your children are no longer safe in your care.  She took your children with her, and gave you some papers about a court date.


You don’t want to lose your children forever, and you’re terrified of what is going to happen at this hearing.  What do you do?


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Christian Attorney  (Monday, March 10, 2014)


What is a Christian Attorney?

This blog is a bit different than others because it isn’t directly related to any specific Texas law.


Being a Christian, and being an attorney, are not mutually exclusive roles; despite all of the negative stereotypes that we see on TV and in Movies.  I didn’t always know this.


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