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Major Milestones

Just like your body, your estate needs a checkup at certain important points in your life. Here are the absolutely necessary milestones at which you should check in with us to make sure your estate plan is in tip-top shape. Beginning or Ending a Serious Relationship– Whether it’s dating, cohabitation, marriage, or divorce, the beginning…

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What to Do When You Receive an Attorney Demand Letter

You walk to your mailbox to check your daily mail. Underneath the various bills, invoices, and sale coupons, you notice an envelope from a law firm. You open the envelope to find a formal five-page letter accusing you of deplorable actions, citing various code violations and legalese, and demanding that you fork over $1,000,000 in…

201609.06
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Romancing The Scam

Bored one day, TRS was surfing the web and came across an online dating site. It was free, so he entered some information (cleverly mixing in some false data to prevent being scammed) and created an account. TRS went through some of the matches that came up, and stopped on one in particular. It showed…

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Super Lawyers 2016

Virginia Hammerle and Robert Morris from Hammerle Finley Law Firm have been selected again to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Texas are selected by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas…

201609.01
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Do You Know JIMMO?

If you are on Medicare, know someone who is on Medicare, or think that you might someday be on Medicare, then you need to know about the Jimmo Settlement. Jimmo deals with how long Medicare has to pay for skilled nursing and rehab services for patients. For years, providers (and Medicare auditors) worked under the…

201608.25
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Before You Sign a Standard Real Estate Contract

Your house is on the market. After watching countless hours of HGTV, you have renovated your home and it looks incredible. You have listed it, and you have found a potential buyer who loves it. It’s now time to move forward with signing a standard residential sale contract. Not so fast. The standard contract cannot…

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5 Back-To-School Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

The beginning of the school year brings extra complications, stresses, and demands. This is even more true for those trying to parent school-aged children with an ex. Here are some tips to help you survive the transition: Communicate: Communication with the other parent is key if you are going to build a peaceful and productive…

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Scams for The Sandwich Generation

And the scams just keep coming. To explain two recent ones, we’ll turn to our friend “TRS,” who is a trusting senior. As he customarily has done for the last 50 years, TRS pays for a service by writing a check. Unfortunately, an employee for the service provider is a crook. The crook makes a…