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April 30, 2020

Incorporating Charitable Giving into Your Estate Plan

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For individuals seeking to incorporate charitable giving into their estate plans, there are a variety of options available. Charitable trusts provide opportunities to make a difference while also preserving wealth for your family, while a private foundation can help you establish a legacy that will last for generations.   

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Categories: Estate Planning

April 16, 2020

What are the Legal Consequences of Establishing Paternity?

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Whether you are a mother, you believe you are a child’s father or you need to disprove that you have a biological relationship with a child, establishing paternity is important for a variety of different reasons. While a child born naturally to a husband and wife is presumed to be the husband’s biological child in Texas, in all other circumstances, establishing paternity requires additional legal steps. This could be as simple as filing an Acknowledgement of Paternity (if everyone is in agreement on the child’s paternity), or as complicated as going through a contested paternity proceeding in Texas state court.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce


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