Family Law

Supervised Visitation in Texas

The goal of supervised visitation is to keep both parents involved in the lives of their children while ensuring the children’s physical and emotional safety. Supervised visitation is a court order issued when one parent has some form of emotional, mental or physical condition that might make an unsupervised visitation unsafe for the child(ren). The [...]

2017-08-14T11:00:26+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Family Law|

Spousal Maintenance Agreements

Spousal maintenance and alimony are often used interchangeably, and in essence, are the same thing. However, under Texas law, there are actually two separate types of alimony: spousal maintenance and contractual alimony. Two Types of Spousal Maintenance Spousal maintenance is court-mandated support from one spouse to the other after a divorce, and it is intended [...]

2017-07-18T11:59:47+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Family Law|

Advance Directives 101

An advance directive is any type of legal document that outlines your wishes regarding your medical care or treatment before such treatment becomes necessary. The advance directive becomes effective should you become unable to make important medical decisions for yourself. Importance of Advance Directives There are many medical treatments that require patient approval before they [...]

2017-06-15T15:24:56+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Probating a Will in Texas

At the passing of a loved one, friends and family experience a wide range of emotions. Concern and confusion over how to handle the administration of the decedent’s estate may be among them. Is there a will? Is it a legal will? What happens to the assets? How do the bills get paid? Here, we’ll [...]

2017-05-30T20:53:45+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate, Will Contest|

The issue of testamentary capacity in a Texas will contest

To make a valid will, the testator must be of sufficient age and sound mind. When someone executes a will, he or she must have "testamentary capacity," meaning the mental capacity to understand the nature of the act. Without testamentary capacity to make a will, the will could be found invalid in a later will [...]

2017-05-22T11:44:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate, Will Contest|