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The Living Will (Monday, April 28, 2014)

 

Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #7 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101.  We continue today with a discussion of the “living will,” also known as a directive to physicians or family.

 

It’s 3:00 on a Friday afternoon and you just received the blow of a lifetime. Your wife, who has struggled with stage four breast cancer...

 

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Child Custody Myths  (Monday, May 19, 2014)

 

Myth Busters – Custody Battle

Clients always have preconceived notions of what the laws are when it comes to child custody disputes.  Unfortunately, some of their notions are nothing more than common myths.

 

This week we will take the time to dispel a few of the most common “myths” we encounter in our law practice.

 

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Medicaid and VA Benefits  (Monday, February 20, 2017)

 

VA Benefits & Nursing Home Medicaid

You may recall from our previous blog Medicaid Eligibility and Asset Transfer that qualifying for Medicaid can sometimes be tedious.

 

In many situations, a person has too many assets to qualify. This can get even more complicated when Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits are a factor. It is extremely important to understand the income and asset limits...

 

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Collegiate Sports Madness (Monday, March 6, 2017)

 

Violation of Collegiate Athletic Association Rules

You probably know that when a college athlete violates the applicable collegiate athletic association rules, he can be punished with severe penalties. 

 

What you may not know is that in Texas, you, as a non-collegiate ...

 

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Business Structure Series #1 (Monday, March 27, 2017)

 

Selecting a Business Structure

You have finally decided to start your own business.  You have saved up the required funds, searched for commercial properties, and even thought of your business’s name.

 

But what kind of business structure should you choose ...

 

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Water, Water, Everywhere (Wednesday, March 29, 2017)

 

When It Rains, It Floods

If you’ve lived in West Texas for long, or anywhere in Texas for that matter, you know that storm clouds form fast and the rain can fall even faster.

 

Do you know your duties when it comes to rainwater?  Do you ...

 

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To Park or Not to Park (Thursday, April 13, 2017)

 

It Was Just for a Second!

It’s pouring rain outside, and you just need to quickly dash into the store.  The only parking spot that is remotely close to the entrance is the wheelchair accessible one. 

 

You debate whether or not you should park there just ...

 

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Business Structure Series #2 (Monday, April 10, 2017)

 

Selecting a Business Structure Series Continued

Welcome to entry #2 of our business formation series—Selecting a Business Structure. 

 

 If you will recall from Selecting a Business Structure, a Sole Proprietorship (“SP”) is the “simplest form of business.” 

 

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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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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 wants to appear pro se? What are the rules for representing yourself in court if you choose to do so?

 

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