Family Law

The Effects of Divorce on Wills and Estate Plans in Texas

Here is a guide to the legal effects of divorce on Wills, Trust instruments, and financial accounts in Texas.     Wills and Divorce in Texas.  When the testator’s marriage is dissolved by divorce, the former spouse cannot receive any payments, benefits or inherit property from the will unless it expressly states otherwise. Not only […]

Adoption Law

Ten legal considerations for Texans considering adoption

This article is based on Texas law only. If you are adopting from another state or nation, you should seek appropriate legal counsel licensed by the jurisdiction from which you are adopting.   If you are considering adoption, you may feel excited, overwhelmed, and even concerned. While the excitement is expected and the paperwork is certainly […]