Texas allows parties to divorce without any fault on either party. This means that divorce can be granted simply because the parties no longer desire to be married. This wasn’t always the case. In the past, one or both parties were required to allege some fault-based grounds for divorce to allow the Court to grant their request for a divorce.Read More
Hurricane Harvey has dumped tons of rain on the Greater Houston Area and those floodwaters have swallowed up thousands upon thousands of cars. The news coverage will, for good reason, focus on the damage to personal property and homes, but the sale of flooded vehicles is another serious casualty of these kinds of storms.
Not all dealers are up front when a car has flood damage, and it can cost you. Even if a car looks good and seems to run fine, expensive problems can appear later as corrosion continues to creep inside critical components. This article talks about how to protect yourself from this and what to do if you purchase a flood damaged car.Read More
Right now the roads in Houston are impassable and there are a lot of people who are in need of help. I want to do what I can to provide whatever assistance I can to as many people as possible. Please let us know how we can help! I’m writing a series of articles to provide you with some information that might be helpful as you try to recover and rebuild in the weeks and months ahead.
It’s safe to say that most of the Houston area damage related to Hurricane Harvey is flood related. The rains just continue to batter this area and many are sleeping in makeshift shelters and relying upon the kindness of neighbors and strangers to stay safe and dry tonight. There are several things you need to know from a legal standpoint to help you recover after the flooding.Read More
First off, I want to start this blog post by expressing how sorry I am to those of you who lost something or everything due to Hurricane Harvey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am writing these articles because this is the best way I know to use my abilities to help people.
Water damage to your home can be expensive and time-consuming to repair. Homeowners insurance policies don't cover floods and might not cover other types of water damage. In order to have flood coverage, you must have separate flood insurance as homeowner’s policies do not cover flood damage.Read More
What happens if one spouse has contributed to the other spouse’s separate property? What happens if one spouse has paid the mortgage on a separate property home during the marriage only to realize the spouse who owned the home prior to marriage gets all the benefit? This article is going to discuss one of those claims: a claim for reimbursement.Read More
Divorce is a tough word to hear and an even tougher process to go through. It can leave you reeling, not knowing where to turn or what to do. All of a sudden, your whole life is up in the air and there seems to be no stable ground anywhere. Everything from your children, your home and your livelihood are up for grabs.The final decision may be made by a stranger you've never met, and in a courtroom you've never been to. There is one vital piece of advice I give all my clients:
A Standard Possession Order is probably the most common child custody orders in Texas. This article discusses the details of a Standard Possession Order to help you better understand if an SPO is a good fit for your case.Read More
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about divorce. The answers are general in nature, and are designed to help you understand the divorce law and process. The individual circumstances of your case may vary, and may affect the results in your case. For more information about your case, contact us.Read More
In Texas, there are two primary categories property falls into when going through a divorce. Those two categories are Community Property and Separate Property. These distinctions are incredibly important to the court when determining how to divide property during a divorce.Read More
A deferred adjudication (sometimes called a “deferred adjudification”) is one of the most common methods of resolving a traffic ticket. Texas traffic tickets can be resolved in a number of different ways, but this article explores the ins and outs of a deferred disposition.Read More
I've started a YouTube Channel specifically for the purposes of answering your legal questions. All you have to do is send in your question to my email address at JMoon@MoonLawFirm.com. If it's one of the questions to be chosen, I will answer it in next week's episode and offer you a free one hour office consultation.
As always, these videos are intended to be for general information and education. They are NOT a replacement or a substitute for licensed legal counsel. If you have a case pending, you need a lawyer dedicated to the specific facts and applicable law of your case. If you are in urgent need of representation, please feel free to contact us at 713-999-9398 or JMoon@MoonLawFirm.com. Thanks and enjoy!
This infographic outlines the basics of a civil suit timeline. These are generally the things that occur as a civil suit makes it's way through the court system. All cases are unique, but they do tend to follow a relatively similar path. If you are considering filing a suit or if you have been sued, you need to contact an attorney to assist you with the specifics of your case. Call us today!
Unfortunately, in our society, anyone can sue anyone so long as they have the filing fee. It is very easy to file a lawsuit against a business or another party. In modern America, planning for a lawsuit and knowing what to do when you have been sued are an important part of running a business. This article discusses the steps you should take if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being sued.Read More
The Moon Law Firm discusses the anatomy of a traffic ticket case including the common steps in the process. The best way to advise you on your case is to help you understand it. This infographic should help!Read More
The Moon Law Firm discusses the top ten things that Texans need to know about contracts.Read More
This article discusses the 7 things you need to know about divorce from a business owner’s standpoint.Read More
The Moon Law Firm discusses 10 things stay-at-home-mothers need to know about divorce.Read More
Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult things a person does. It is mentally and emotionally exhausting. Your life is being changed completely and in every way. Divorce is hard because it touches on every aspect of life. Your children, your relationships, your finances, etc. There’s quite a bit to learn before you go through the process.Read More
A common question I am asked is, “What is common law marriage?” or “Are my girlfriend and I common law married?” There are a variety of factors that go into determining whether or not a person is informally or “common law” married to their partner.Read More