A Life Cut Short

A friend of mine died this week. She wasn’t a close friend, but we had been members of the same group for many years, and saw each other at meetings and various social gatherings. Although we hadn’t spoken since my family moved to another city, we kept in contact through Facebook. My friend was a … Read More

The Estates Code

The Probate Code has been around for more than five decades. However, on January 1, 2014, it was repealed and replaced with the Texas Estates Code. The enactment of the Estates Code is not intended to make any substantive changes in the law. Rather, the purpose the statutory revision according to Sec. 323.007(a) of the … Read More

Out With The Old, In With The New

This month marks my firm’s fourth anniversary, and big changes are happening in the way I serve my clients. In December, I started the process of migrating all my client files to the MyCase case management software.  The MyCase interface is very intuitive and user-friendly, and will enable me to serve my clients better. As … Read More

Ending the Year on a High Note

As the year quickly draws to an end, I received some unexpected surprises. A few weeks ago, I was quoted in a Texas Lawyer article titled: Unbundling of Legal Services: Is Limited-Scope Representation the Future for Firms? The article highlighted several Texas law firms, including mine, that offer limited-scope representation to give clients pricing choices. … Read More

How To Talk With A Friend Who Is Sick

At some point in our lives, most of us will know someone who is facing a life-threatening illness. We’ll want to help, but may not know just what to say or do to ease their pain. Talking with a friend or family member who has a serious illness can be difficult. Saying the right thing … Read More

Celebrating Three Years!

Several years ago, when I was contemplating starting a Web-based law firm, people with whom I shared my plans usually responded with skepticism. Very few people had heard of a virtual law office, and the idea of providing legal services online seemed very unusual. What a difference three years makes! Today marks my firm’s third … Read More