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Adult Name Changes

Adult name changes are a common practice of family law. In a divorce setting, a person’s name change (i.e., back to a maiden name) is included in the Final Decree of Divorce. However, for those people that desire to change their names outside of the divorce setting, they often must file a petition with the court. A Texas family law attorney can assist you with this process… Read More >>

 

Military Members and Child Custody

(March 22, 2013) — Though the members of our Armed Forces are highly regarded in our society, divorce and child custody is one realm where they may face greater obstacles than the average citizen. Military members face potential deployment, which not only requires them to be away from their homes for large periods of time, but also may place them in a war zone with numerous hazards. This fact can often affect how the Court rules in divorce and custody modification proceedings. If you are from Travis County, or surrounding counties, and you are facing a divorce or custody modification, contact an Austin family law attorney for legal counsel and guidance… Read More >>

 

Military Members and Divorce

(March 18, 2013) — For a member of any branch of the Armed Forces, an impending divorce can be particularly stressful and become a significant distraction from their duties. The process is often different for a member of the military than for their civilian counterparts because other factors, including military benefits and overseas deployment, are unique to these cases. It may be wise, in such a circumstance, to hire an experienced Travis County divorce attorney to guide you through the process… Read More >>

 

What Should I Look For In A Divorce Attorney?

(February 12, 2013) — There are a few things to consider when hiring an Austin divorce attorney. First, find a lawyer who has experience practicing family law in Travis County. Second, look for a lawyer who is communicative and will not make your divorce more costly and stressful. Third, make sure the lawyer is well organized and prepared to meet deadlines and tackle any obstacles that may arise head-on. Your divorce lawyer should be there to make the divorce proceedings easier, not more complicated… Read More >>

 

Estate Planning: Last Will and Testament

(November 28, 2012) — Planning for the future can be stressful, frustrating and time-consuming, but there is no better way to put your mind at ease and do your family members a kindness than by taking care of your important estate planning documents now. “Estate planning” encompasses many important aspect of planning for the future. One aspect of this planning includes drafting a Last Will and Testament to clearly explain how you would like your assets and property distributed after you pass away. Another aspect may likely include assigning power of attorney to people you trust to make important legal, business, financial and medical decisions on your behalf should you become unable do so on your own. While there are no laws that require an attorney to help with estate planning or to draft a Will, it is often prudent to seek legal counsel and have a lawyer who has experience writing clearly defined legal documents to write your Will… Read More >>

 

Securing Your Future: Help Your Family by Estate Planning

(November 7, 2012) — Providing for immediate family is an essential step towards securing a stable future and happiness at home. Yet when someone passes away, if they have not put their affairs in order, it can make an already difficult time of grieving that much harder for the family and loved ones who are left behind. It is important to determine – well in advance of your passing – how your assets will be distributed after you pass away. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you ensure that your assets are distributed as you want them to be, and that your legacy and the future security of your family is protected… Read More >>

 

GPS Tracking of Civilian is a “Search” Requiring Warrant Under Fourth Amendment

(May 2, 2011) — As most Americans know, the U.S. Constitution provides individuals with certain protections against being searched by law enforcement absent probable cause and a warrant. One reason for this protection is to deter misconduct by law enforcement and to provide judicial oversight (because, as you know, law enforcement must obtain warrants from Judges). Although the protection of our civil liberties has been significantly reduced in the last few decades, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that law enforcements’ placement of a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s vehicle was a “search” under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution and therefore, requires a warrant… Read More >>