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December 2019 Archives

Adoption laws in Texas

Whether you have your own biological children already or if you are yet to start a family, adopting can be a rewarding and life-changing experience. If you are currently thinking about your future and you are thinking about adopting a child in Texas, you should first take the time to understand the laws in place in the state.

Don't overlook the importance of health care directives

Do you have a document in place directing how you want your health care to be managed if you're unable to speak for yourself? Known as a health care directive or medical power of attorney, this important document helps explain to the powers that be exactly what you do (and don't) want to happen to you -- and who should be in charge of making any decisions on your behalf.

How to actively defend yourself from foreclosure

If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage repayments, you may be worried that you will risk losing your home due to foreclosure in the future. A foreclosure tends to be the last resort option taken by creditors when they are unable to retrieve the mortgage payments that they are owed. If interventions are taken early in the process, it can be possible to avoid foreclosure proceedings completely.

Wondering if you'll get divorced? Consider these red flags

Divorce comes to many marriages in time. You may have felt happy and content on your wedding day, but a lot can change in the years to come. You may appear successful and happy from the outside, making a great living and enjoying life, but your personal relationship may not reflect that.

How can I keep my vacation home in a Texas divorce?

If you have been married for many years or have a high amount of assets, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce could be dividing assets between yourself and your spouse. Remember that the state you are choosing to divorce in dictates a significant number of laws around how divorce is processed. Pay specific attention to them.