When Is the Best Time to Set up a Miller Trust?

A Miller Trust is a very specific instrument designed for a very limited purpose. In most cases, it is used to fund a person’s stay in a nursing home, and is created for those whose income is too high to otherwise qualify. It is very important that you set up the trust correctly and follow the rules … [Read more...]

How Does Divorce Work?

Each state has its own rules for divorce. If you live in Texas and plan to divorce in this state, you must abide by the state laws which govern how divorces work. When couples marry, generally they merge all aspects of their lives—bank accounts, earnings, furnishings and other assets. Add to this … [Read more...]

What Is a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 9 is probably the rarest type of bankruptcy. This is because its purpose is very limited, and individuals are not able to file for this sort of protection. Chapter 9 is designed primarily for what are termed “municipalities,” the definition of which will be seen. If you need to file for … [Read more...]

What Is a Deed to a House?

A deed to a house transfers certain property rights in a real estate transaction. They are composed of several elements, as will be seen. When you purchase a home with a loan, you do not receive the deed to the house. This is retained by the mortgage holder; instead, you receive a document … [Read more...]

What Is a Copyright?

A copyright is a legal instrument that guarantees certain rights to the creator of the work in question. Copyright infringement occurs when someone either mistakenly or purposefully uses the work that is protected in a way that violates the copyright. If you believe you have been a victim of … [Read more...]

Who Gets Medicaid?

Medicaid is a needs-based program designed to provide individuals and families with health care and assistance. It is funded by both the federal government and the states, but management is left to the states. As such, Medicaid in Texas may differ somewhat from Medicaid in another state. If you are … [Read more...]

How to File Chapter 13

Chapter 7 bankruptcies are designed to totally liquidate debt. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes an alternative for those who fail the means test. Other individuals seek Chapter 13 because they are interested in creating a repayment plan rather than liquidating. For a small business, the … [Read more...]

Why Set up a Trust?

The better you plan your estate, the more you ensure that it is distributed in accordance with your wishes once you die. A valuable tool in estate planning is the trust. There are many different types of trusts, and setting them up can be somewhat complicated. A College Station estate lawyer can … [Read more...]

How Do I Get Divorced?

It is important to know from the outset that, in Texas, a person can get either an at-fault or no-fault divorce. The implications of one over the other can be important for matters of division of the marital estate and alimony. Your Bryan divorce lawyers will work with you at each step of the … [Read more...]

How to Get Visitation Rights

The State of Texas considers it to be in the best interests of children to have a continued relationship with both parents unless there is some reason why this would not be appropriate, such as one parent having a history of domestic violence. Even then, visitation may be granted under certain … [Read more...]