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March 31, 2017

Understanding the Probate Process


In February, we discussed one of the first steps in preparing for probate: Understanding Your Loved One’s Will. In that article, we discussed the various roles that a person’s will plays in probate, from (potentially) designating the method of probate to accounting for funeral expenses and distributing some or all of the decedent’s assets after death.

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Categories: Probate and Estate/Trust Administration

March 24, 2017

Seeking Custody When You Work Full-Time: Four Important Considerations


If you are among the many parents for whom pursuing a career and raising your children are not mutually-exclusive, understanding how maintaining a full-time job can affect your bid for custody (called “conservatorship” in Texas) will be an important part of the divorce process. While there is nothing in Texas’s conservatorship law that expressly disfavors working parents, if you are fighting for custody, you can expect your spouse to raise the issue, and there are certain steps you can take to help strengthen your case for the custody rights you desire.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

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