Becoming a parent—either by birth or though adoption—is one of the most significant things that you can do. As a new parent myself, I know just how much love there is that goes into caring and raising a child. No matter how our families came together, whether we carried our newborns to term, adopted a child through Child Protective Services,
Choosing a guardian is an important part of estate planning. Whether you have minor children, an adult child with special needs, or an aging loved one who needs someone to look after them in case you pass away or become incapacitated, if you don’t feel comfortable letting the courts decide for you, there are several things you need to consider
As a Texas divorce attorney, I understand how difficult it can be for divorced parents, or parents who are in the middle of a divorce, to get on the same page. You’ve got to coordinate work schedules to make sure the kids are supervised. You’ve got to maintain your cool, even when the other parent makes it difficult. When the
Probate court can be a long, costly, and confusing process. Imagine that one of your loved ones has just died. The last thing that you probably want to do is worry about whether the court is going to distribute their estate properly. That’s why so many people want to avoid probate in Texas. Want to keep your estate out of
Telling your kids that you’re getting a divorce is one of the most difficult conversations you can have, but doing it right can put your family on the path to healing quicker. Your children will most likely remember how you handle it for the rest of their lives. There is no perfect or easy way to do it, but it’s
Getting a Texas Guardianship can be a complicated, stressful process. In most situations that require a guardianship, you will also be dealing with a traumatic experience, such as a death in the family or an ill family member. To make these situations less stressful so that you can focus on caring for the people you love, it is imperative that
As a Matagorda County attorney, I hear about it all the time. The holidays can be a difficult time for children whose parents are divorced or separated. No matter how co-parents schedule their time with their child—for example, splitting time on Christmas or one parent taking Christmas Eve and the other Christmas day—the holidays can be a confusing time. Want
Most parents sit back and watch as their children turn 18 and leave home. But what about parents of children with special needs? If you are the parent of a child with a developmental or intellectual disability, you should really consider setting up a guardianship of the person, estate, or both. Here are five reasons why. Individuals with Special Needs
In its simplest form, estate planning requires careful consideration. When you are the parent of a child with special needs, it’s even more critical that you make the right choices when planning for your family’s future. One of those choices is whether to set up a special needs trust. The decision is an important one if you want to continue
In my work as an estate planning attorney, I meet with a lot of people who have different legal needs. What I’ve discovered, however, is that most non-attorneys (and some attorneys who don’t focus on estate planning) have something in common—they don’t understand what estate planning is or what it can do for them. Part of my mission is to