The short answer is: it depends. This is a question we get a lot, and one we typically discuss at length with non-married parents during our planning sessions. When one of the parties of a divorce decree dies, this will end the custody agreement because there’s no longer anything to govern. In most cases, custody... 
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As an estranged couple going through a divorce, if you have children together, you will be faced with the unpleasant task of working out the matter of child custody. Child custody mediation can pre-empt the need for a messy court battle which often deteriorates into mud slinging and can do more damage to the kids than... 
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Divorces are hard enough times by their very nature, so you can do without shooting yourself in the foot with some of these easily avoidable, seemingly minor errors that could blow up into bigger issues. Not being honest about financial information For the divorce process to move along smoothly, do not cover up or... 
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The plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lawsuit against Texas Lottery operator GTECH Corporation filed their Plaintiff’s 3rd Amended Petition in Travis County District Court yesterday.  The petition alleges  that GTECH committed fraud on lottery players when it chose wording on the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets... 
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The decision to end their relations and get a divorce is not an easy one for spouses. There are several factors that come into play when making the decision. And once the decision is made, there are plenty of options available to the spouses instead of just hiring a lawyer each and getting ready for battle.  As a... 
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To many people, serving divorce papers is one of the easier tasks of going through an Orange County divorce. Yet, the handling of the service of divorce papers can cause an undue bitterness and friction.  This blog will take a look at how divorce papers can be served without hostility and anger being created among... 
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In our estate planning and elder law office we do quite a bit of asset protection planning utilizing a variety of different types of trusts, including iPug’s, VAPT’s, MIT’s, FIT’s, CGT’s, IRA Trusts as well as your typical revocable living trusts.  Clients are often surprised to learn... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA In an important case arising in South Dakota, the parents of Stephany Draper established a Self-Settled Special Needs Trust into which Stephany’s personal injury settlement was to be deposited. Prior to that case, this had been a common procedure used all over the country. However,... 
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Just recently, the city of San Marcos, Texas, passed an ordnance making it mandatory for drivers using a mobile device to use hands-free technology. While this new law has raised a few eyebrows from those who oppose any form of distracted driving, the law is only applicable when the car is moving. Any driver with a... 
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Damaged Car Involved In Traffic Accident Safety experts at the National Safety Council, and insurance companies such as Allstate and Geico, were surprised by the 14 percent increase in fatal auto accidents during the first half of 2015.Geico is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway group. Figures for... 
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