Previously, we discussed the process of getting into court and having you appointed as the executor over your loved one’s estate. It’s important to realize that there is still a lot left to do at that point with regard to the handling of the estate and now a limited time clock starts to run.

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I’ve often thought of probation like a mortgage loan. When a person obtains a mortgage, they place themselves in debt for a number of years and promise to pay a certain amount of money every month until the loan is paid in full. If the indebted person fails to make his or her payments on a m…

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On March 27, 2020, the United States implemented the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The CARES act is a monumental bill that was passed and signed into action by President Trump as a response to the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus. Its 880 pages of new…

These are uncertain times. Every day there seems to be more breaking news and something new with which to deal. Even with regard to law, the best way to describe it is “it’s a fluid situation.” It's best to expect change and be ready for it. 

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In the most recent article of this series (Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here), we discussed the easy situation (where a will exists, and estate property is relatively simple to transfer while resolving the estate. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. What happens when the estate is co…

I have criminal clients asking me all the time “will I be going to jail?” The answer of course depends on a case to case situation but for most people who ask me this, I get to tell them no. I talk about probation and the differences between a regular probation and a deferred one. If you’re …

Texas passed a bill in 2019 that makes first time offenders eligible to get deferred adjudication for a DWI. This is a huge development from our legislature because formerly any DWI offense typically ended with a conviction – and that charge stayed on a person’s record permanently. 

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I always get this question, “should I have a will?” The short answer is, “YES! Absolutely. Without a doubt. 100 percent.” Having a will is beneficial in so many ways that it doesn’t make sense to live your life without one.

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Views of marijuana use in our society are ever evolving. In some parts of the country, you can casually walk into a store and purchase it for recreational use. Other parts of the country will still throw someone in jail for possessing trace amounts of the substance. 

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America is a land of second chances. We all deserve a second chance. Sometimes you really are at the wrong place at the wrong time. Sometimes you do end up becoming guilty by association. Sometimes you do just make plain dumb mistakes.