Life changes. Let's keep your legal documents up to date.
Life is uncertain and can change in an instant. A Power of Attorney is a powerful and helpful tool that can be vital in a time of need, but it needs to exist before an emergency happens. These documents can feel like a life saver when quick action and response is needed. Hospitals and Financial institutions alike are limited in who they can work with and are guided by issues of liability. A properly drafted and executed Power of Attorney is a must.
Everyone can benefit from having a will. Preparing or editing a will is a chance for you to review your life, family, and assets. As those things change, so should your estate planning documents. Together, we can determine the best way to handle your case, and make it clear how you want to distribute your estate. Whether you want to provide for specific friends and loved ones, or designate a prospective guardian & trusts for your minor children, we can make sure your documents comply with the legal requirements in Texas.
Injuries occur every day, and it's important to act fast. Both to take care of your own health, and to start your legal case. Life is full of accidents, but if you are injured and need help, contact me right away.
Family Law is essential for most people. With years of experience litigating Family Law issues in Texas courts, we can assist you with a wide variety of legal matters relating to you and your family. Not only that, but marriage, having children, and divorce can all make a major impact on your Will and planning documents. We can discuss these issues with you and help move you towards your personal goals.
If you have a child or children, then issues of child support and child custody can be at the forefront of your mind. Sometimes it's a new child, a new relationship, or sometimes it's the end of a marriage. In all these cases, it is important to consider and review your legal situation. We can help you establish court orders to protect you and your family, or assist you in the modification process to make changes to your divorce or parent-child relationship case.
Who you are matters. You should celebrate and love yourself for who you are, no matter what. Sometimes, that means updating your legal documents to match the person you are today. Texas courts can order changes to your legal name and gender/sex markers, which allows you to have vital documents, such as your driver's license and passport, updated to match your gender/sex identity or to update your name.
Many people yearn to satisfy their desire to raise children. In same-sex couples, this can bring about questions and confusion over parenting rights and responsibilities. A second-parent adoption is a great way to protect your family and have peace of mind that both parents can take action on behalf of their minor children. In blended families, sometimes adoption is the best way to provide stability and closure for everyone.
End of life care is a tough subject. Just thinking about it is not fun, but what is worse is having make a tough decision in a time of grief and stress. Sometimes the best gift you can give a loved one is the peace of mind that they followed your wishes. A directive to physicians gives you the chance to contemplate your own end of life care. It allows you to remove the emotional burden and guilt that your family and friends will feel if they have to make and end of life decision on your behalf.
When a loved one has passed, it can be one of the toughest, most stressful times in your life. Having a compassionate attorney who can help you and your loved ones through the probate process is essential. Whether they died with or without a will, we can assist you in taking all of the necessary steps to wind up and distribute a person's estate.