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April 30, 2018

Estate Planning in Texas: Should You Prepare a Durable Power of Attorney?


Last time we discussed estate planning on our blog, we talked about the importance of incorporating various types of health care directives into your estate plan. One of these directives was the medical power of attorney, a document which is used to appoint someone else to make health care-related decisions for you should the need arise. When preparing an estate plan, there is another type of power of attorney you will likely want to incorporate as well. This is what is commonly referred to as a durable power of attorney.

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Categories: Estate Planning

April 23, 2018

Uncontested, Amicable and Collaborative Divorce: What’s the Difference?


If you are like most people, you want your divorce to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. You aren’t interested in a drawn-out legal battle; and, if you have children, the last thing you want is for your kids to get pulled into the process. You think your spouse is on the same page, and you have decided that it is time to bring your marriage to an end. So, what type of divorce should you pursue?

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

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