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Gary Michael Ashmore

Gary Ashmore’s Legal Guides

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  • 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 spo...

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  • Can Adopted Children Inherit?

    In Texas, informal adoptions like informal marriages are recognized. A formal adoption is where the court system is involved. A suit for adoption is filed. The state investigates the adopting parents to make sure that they are good candidates for adoption. The home will also be ...

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  • Choosing An Attorney

    You should hire an attorney as you would your (a) family doctor. Below are some tips to help you choose the attorney that is right for you: 1. Decide what kind of attorney you need. 2. Make sure the attorney is licensed in the State of Texas. 3. Find out how much experience ...

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  • Six (6) Common Divorce Myths

    1. I will easily get more than 50% of the marital property in my divorce. 2. My spouse will have to pay for our children's college. 3. I bought property in my name only during the marriage; therefore that property belongs solely to me. 4. We were married for over...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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