Cohabitating couples, or those involved in a common law marriage, may face a few challenges trying to claim money after their partner died. Fortunately, Texas is one of a few states that does honor common law marriage. An Austin family attorney should be able to help in these cases.
Separated parents are often faced with the question of whether they can take a child out of state or the country without the other parent’s permission. The answer to this question is not always clear and may depend on whether there is custody order in place. To avoid any issues, parents in this situation should […]
A Texas couple is facing scrutiny by the courts and child welfare services after their 11 children were found to be severely abused and neglected. Recently, a court ruled that the couple’s eleven children will remain in foster care and in state custody after an investigation found evidence of abuse and neglect. Criminal charges have yet to […]
For better or worse… these are words that most people proclaim during a marriage ceremony. Unfortunately, many people forget the “for worse” part of the marriage vows and decide to give up on the marriage and on each other. A divorce attorney is a person who gets to see the ugliest parts on a marriage; […]
The Cedar Park Chamber Of Commerce has announced it will join the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce among other Texas and national business organizations in opposing the U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule. Emerging details indicate that the Texas governor is also among those opposing the new law. The new rule proposes raising the threshold […]
On Wednesday, in a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Texas announced that it will pull out of the Obama administration’s federal resettlement program. Texas’s decision comes soon after President Obama detailed an effort to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States from 85,000 in 2016 to 110,000 in 2017. In […]
A common question that clients ask when seeking the advice of an Austin Wills & Trusts Attorney is what the difference between a trust and a will is. The most notable difference between the two is that a trust goes into effect as soon as it has been created and a will only goes into […]
Divorce modifications refer to adjustments that may have to be made after the finalization of a divorce. Circumstances change with time, and these may cause your former spouse to seek new orders regarding your divorce agreements. The original order concerning asset and debt divisions usually stand, but other orders may need reviewing.
Social media is so prevalent in our modern culture that most people no longer think twice when someone asks if they saw the latest celebrity tweet or Instagram photo, whereas these terms would have us scratching our heads in confusion just a few short years ago. Most social media websites are largely fun and even […]