There is a push these days toward people doing their own legal work.  Companies like Legal Zoom® advertise that their forms are all people need to handle all sorts of legal work.  The Supreme Court of Texas has ordered the promulgation of fill-in-the-blank forms to help people do their own legal work.  But there are…

It’s rare that anyone really WANTS to be involved in legal action. For the vast majority of folks, being a party in a law suit is extremely stressful.  Your attorney shouldn’t be a source of stress too.  Your lawyer should be your advocate and work to get you the legal results you desire.  So how…

It’s rare that anyone really WANTS to be involved in legal action. For the vast majority of folks, being a party in a law suit is extremely stressful and expensive.  Of course, most of the expense involved in legal proceedings is the cost of legal fees paid to attorneys, but your attorney shouldn’t be a…

Imagine the following scenario.  You are scheduled to have a hearing today.  You are at the courthouse.  You are on time.  You have located the proper courtroom, and you are sitting outside of it.  Your opponent is there too, and he is chatting with his lawyer.  While sitting there alone the butterflies in your stomach…

It’s rare that anyone really WANTS to be involved in legal action. For the vast majority of folks, being a party in a law suit is extremely stressful.  Your attorney shouldn’t be a source of stress too.  Your lawyer should be your advocate and work to get you the legal results you desire.  So how…

Single For Summer (part 3) For many people facing a divorce, the marital residence is their single biggest asset.  Often, aside from some retirement accounts, the most liquid cash to use during or after the divorce is tied up in the house as well.  There is more to dividing the marital residence than just who…

Single For Summer (part 2) A divorce is much more than just a legal proceeding.  A divorce affects every part of the spouses’ lives.  When facing a divorce, many people have questions about things that aren’t legal in nature because divorce means changes in relationships with family and friends, church, and finances and more. One…

(Note: Originally posted January 6, 2017, but still relevant!) As I sit in my Fort Worth, Texas law office and write this essay, it is 23 degrees outside and tiny little snow flakes are falling. But one of the many things I love about Texas is that shorts and flip-flops weather is right around the…

Have you heard of people staying in a failed marriage “for the kids’ sake”?  There are people who actually plan to go through the motions of being married for years, until the kids graduate and leave the home.  At Youngblood Law, PLLC, we do not support this course of action for numerous reasons, and last…

A recurring theme I hear from people is the notion of keeping a failed marriage together “for the kids’ sake.”  It seems that many people who undertake this course of action actually plan to go through the motions of being married for years, until the kids graduate and leave the home.  At Youngblood Law, PLLC,…

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