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Gary Michael Ashmore

Gary Ashmore’s Legal Guides

14 total


  • Child Support In Texas

    One author on the topic of divorce has been quoted as saying, There no longer seems to be much of a stigma attached to divorce; it is now seen as an unavoidable rite of passage. With the divorce rate being reported as high as 50% for first marriages, it would seem that this obser...

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  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do!

    We Googled the word divorce and there were 59,200,000 results generated in .17 seconds. Worse yet, site after site was dedicated to do-it-yourself divorces. Some people say that the divorce rate is up because divorce is too easy. However, the truth is, divorce is NOT easy. It was...

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  • Estate Planning for Your Employees

    To remain competitive in the corporate world, many employers offer pre-paid legal services to their employees. These services can cover a wide breadth of legal issues that may or may not be applicable to your employees. Some studies show that many employees drop out of the pre-pa...

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  • Are Your Assets Protected?

    Are you making sure your assets are protected while you are alive and are you conserving them and controlling their distribution after you are gone? It is not an easy topic to discuss much less think about, but remember it is easier to think about it when you are in good health....

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  • Will Contests and Probate Litigation

    When an individual dies in the State of Texas with a Will, the Will is submitted to the Probate Court. Probate is the process by which a Will is legally recognized. Do any of the following reactions sound familiar to you? That Will doesnt make any sense. Thats not what dad told ...

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  • I Don't Have A Will..... Am I Hosed?

    Many people dont have a Last Will and Testament. There are a number of excusesdont know a good attorney, no time to take care of this stuff, costs too much, the idea that you need a LARGE estate in order to have an Estate Plan, etc. But not having a Will can be a disastrous thin...

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  • How Often Should I Review My Will?

    One of the things that we are putting together are these brochures, informational, educational brochures. One of them is entitled, Am I Hosed If I Don't Have A Will?' And primarily, you are. You want to have a will if you live in the state of Texas. But one of the things that's v...

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  • What Type of Lawyer Do I Need?

    Well the first thing you want to do before you hire a lawyer, is you want to sit down and determine what kind of lawyer you're looking for. If it's a divorce case, obviously a family lawyer, if it's a car accident, you want a personal injury lawyer, if someone's died with or with...

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  • What is Mediation and Why Am I Being Ordered To It?

    Mediation is a process by which both parties, along with their attorneys, sit down with a neutral third party, who oftentimes is a lawyer, and in some instances can be a former judge, who will then mediate the case. That person willgo back and forth between the parties and their ...

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  • Ten (10) Things you Need to Know before Filing for Divorce

    1. The cost of most contested divorces in Texas averages more than $10,000 dollars in legal fees for each spouse. 2. Each county in Texas charges a filing fee when you file your divorce. The filing fees vary, but typically are in the $300 range. 3. In a contested case, your spous...

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