Smart Business Practices

Every year thousands of businesses close – in many cases, because the owners fail to abide by certain practices. So-called business gurus offer expensive workshops and seminars on how to be smart in running a business, but one must take care, as in many cases, the advice is either derivative or … [Read more...]

Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Divorce

Divorce often negatively impacts both parties both short- and long-term. A divorce is in many ways like a death in the family; the very foundation of a person’s life is suddenly removed, only to be replaced by financial difficulties and feelings of failure and loneliness. For the children, it is … [Read more...]

Life Insurance as an Estate Planning Tool

Among the many different ways in which a person can plan his estate effectively, life insurance often gets little consideration. However, with the right kind of policy and coverage, a life insurance policy can add considerably to your estate plan. A College Station estate planning lawyer has the … [Read more...]

Top Ten Reasons People File Bankruptcy

The Great Recession may be behind us, but its effects are still being painfully felt by many people. The United States Courts website reports that, in 2013, nearly 1.1 million Americans filed bankruptcy. Millions more considered doing so. When a family finds itself buried in a mountain of debt, … [Read more...]

Small Business Taxes

Texas is one of the better states in the country for operating a business, in terms of taxes and fees. The state does not require small businesses to pay a corporate tax. To a great extent, the taxation on your business will depend upon the form your company takes, whether it be a partnership, sole … [Read more...]

What Is an Executor?

An executor is given a great deal of trust and authority, for it is this individual who is responsible for looking after the property of a decedent and paying his final debts and taxes, as well as for distributing the remainder of the estate to the named beneficiaries. If you have been appointed … [Read more...]

Divorce after Age 50

Divorce after the age of 50 is more common than one may realize. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reports that, since 1990, divorce rates have been declining in this country, but for married couples over the age of 50 they have doubled. This is alarming, considering that as people … [Read more...]

How Much Does a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cost?

The purpose of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is to make a partial repayment of debts through a reorganization plan. For the individual, this can mean that certain assets which otherwise might be at risk are salvaged. A business may file Chapter 13 if it needs to reorganize debt but would like to remain in … [Read more...]

How to End Your Marriage

Few people enter into a marriage with a plan on how to end it should things not work out. To do so for most people is counter to the principles under which they married: “’Til death do us part.” However, the sad reality is that marriages often fail. The reasons for wanting to end a marriage are … [Read more...]

How to Get Legal Guardianship

There are situations when minor children need to be assigned a guardian. The most common of these is when the parents of the children die, but the parents may become incapacitated as well, such as if they were to suffer serious injury in an automobile accident. If you are trying to obtain … [Read more...]