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Defining A Marital Relationship

The marital relationship has wide-ranging impact throughout the legal world. Inheritance, creditor liability, personal liability, tax liability, employment benefits, Medicaid benefits, social security benefits—to name but a few—are all impacted by one’s marital status.

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Common Law Marriage in Texas

Texas is one of a relatively few states that continues to recognize common law marriage. Because marital status determines division of property upon death, whether you and your partner are in a common law marriage will impact your estate plan and the division of assets upon death.

End of Life Planning

Decisions regarding end of life care and treatment involve deeply personal and often very difficult choices. In a lovely and moving article published in the Wall Street Journal, the author documents her mother’s end of life choices.