Burden of proof – Clear and convincing evidence

Burden of proof – Clear and convincing evidence – In a continuation of the “yours versus mine” community-property debate, I am going to spend this blog talking about the burden of proof spouses have in establishing separate ownership of property. Remember that the Texas Family Code presumes all property possessed by either spouse during or…

Settling Disputes at the Workplace

Settling Disputes at the Workplace – Disagreements at the workplace are commonplace. It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree with each and every point made by the boss or fellow employee. But, extending that disagreement to a point where it turns into a dispute is both dangerous and unhealthy for many reasons. A) you…

Open Adoption-Pros and Cons

Open Adoption-Pros and Cons – Giving your child away for adoption, be it for any reason, can be a little tough for birth mothers. Nowadays, the agencies and parents are encouraging open adoptions. However, there have been heated debates between attorneys and agencies on pros and cons of open adoptions. Open adoptions can be both…

Establishing what is yours, and what is mine

Establishing what is yours, and what is mine – Because Texas is a community-property state, most property acquired during a marriage is considered jointly owned by both spouses and is divided upon divorce, annulment or death. But as we alluded to in our last blog, establishing ownership of ALL real and personal property from a…

Protecting Your Digital Assets-Estate Planning

Protecting Your Digital Assets-Estate Planning- When designing a will or living trust, you decide the fate of all your property and estate, making sure none is left untreated. But, what about your bank and online transaction accounts? Will no one be ever able to access them? What about the collection of your personal pictures, music…