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August 30, 2019

Collaborative Divorce FAQs

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Divorce does not have to be an adversarial experience that plays out as a courtroom battle. There are a number of non-adversarial options for resolving divorce-related issues, including collaborative divorce, which can reduce the stress and animosity that often accompanies divorce, as well as promote open communication and creative solutions. As Collin County divorce lawyers, we are experienced in helping our clients to obtain the best outcome, whether through traditional litigation or a non-adversarial option like mediation or a collaborative divorce.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

August 16, 2019

Congress Seeks Guardianship Oversight

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To assist states in improving guardianship and data collection, Congress recently re-introduced H.R. 4174. The house bill is identical to the Guardianship Accountability Act, currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. As McKinney estate planning attorneys, we stay up-to-date on developments in estate planning law that impact our clients. Primarily about education, the bills require the Elder Justice Coordinating Council to create a National Online Resource Center on Guardianship for the publication of resources and data relating to court-determined adult guardianships. Many agencies, including the AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association have expressed their support for the legislation.    

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Categories: Estate Planning


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