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Saturday, January 31, 2009

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Q: do i need to file for a divorce if i was common law married and filed joint and married on my tax return?: we have been split up for 3 years now, but we were together for almost 3 years and had a child together. i am ready to move on and am not sure if i need to file for a divorce. nothing was ever in writing about us being married other than us filing our tax return together for 2 years, me using my maiden name.

Posted about 1 hour ago in Divorce / Separation.


A: Edgardo's answer: You can either file for divorce and argue the three elements of the marriage or you can go to the AG to get child support for the child. Find a law firm able to help you.

Posted 24 minutes ago.


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Q: Recently I had a 16 year old pull out in front of me while I was on my motor cycle.: I received sever injuries, spent 6 day in the hospital and 2 months in bad. The 16 year old only has 25k worth of insurance and my medical bills far exceed that. The person who pulled out in front of me was at fault and received a citation from the police. What should I do?

Posted about 1 hour ago in Car / Auto Accident.


A: Edgardo's answer: You need a law firm that is experienced with dealing with insurance companies and that would fight for your rights. One of the ways to be able to get above policy limits is to STOWER's the insurance company. Hope this helps.

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Q: Personal appearance in partition suit in TX: When a suit is filed to partition land in TX? How much of it can be done remotely versus having to appear in person? Also, how much notice is give of a personal appearance needing to be made and what is the estimate of how many personal appearances may be required?

Posted about 1 hour ago in Litigation.


A: Edgardo's answer: You are asking a jurisdictional question which would required more information to be able to answer intelligently. Courts have to have subject matter jurisdiction as well as personal jurisdiction. You may need to contact an attorney.

Posted 39 minutes ago.

Monday, January 26, 2009

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How to file for you own divorce In Texas, the law allows people to take care of their own representation, this is called Pro Se representation. Although we do not recommend it, we endorse it for uncontested divorces in Texas, specially when no children or property are at issue. more...


How to be considered married in Texas even without a wedding Texas long has recognized informal marriages. There are three elements, according to the statutes, that will confirm any one to be married, even without a ceremony. I will list the steps for a person to be considered married according to Texas law. All elements have to be present to be so. more...

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Marital Law in Texas

Texas is a common law state when it comes to matrimonial law. This is called "common law marriage," or informal marriage. That means that, you could be considered married, even if you did not have a wedding with your significant other. As a result, many people could have special legal needs in order to solve their dissolution of marriage. The Baez Law Firm, P.C. has handle many common law marriages.

Texas continues to recognize the validity of informal marriages including unions that are entered into within its borders as well as those entered into in other states recognizing common law marriages. The law has long been that two people who wish to be married to do not need in have a ceremonial marriage.

In Texas, every marriage entered into in this state is presumed valid unless expressly made void by Chapter 6 of the Texas Family Code, a Suit For Dissolution of Marriage, or unless expressly made voidable by Chapter 6 and annulled.

When it comes to the dissolution of marriage, Texas also has special provisions that covers most aspects from the separation to the final divorce decree. For the most part, in order to get an equitable distribution of the assets from a matrimony, many divisional techniques must be employed. This is to distribute the community property.

To ensure that your dissolution of marriage is not affected by inadequate representation, contact our law firm to consult with one of our experienced attorneys. If you are in need of a divorce attorney, please contact us and we will help you with your case.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Do you know what bankruptcy is about?

The estate of our economy has change, once again, the way many people look at bankruptcy. To better understand the ramifications of bankruptcy, we need to first define and describe what bankruptcy is about.

According to the dictionary, bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay its creditors. Originally, bankruptcy was a way to show how bankers, which used benches or "bank" to exchange money, count money or pay bills. The word was combined to indicate that the banker was broken and out of business. Hence, bankruptcy was used to express a broken banker.

There are two ways in which a person may find themselves in bankruptcy. First, creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against a debtor ("involuntary bankruptcy") in an effort to recoup a portion of what they are owed or initiate a restructuring. Second, bankruptcy is initiated by the debtor (a "voluntary bankruptcy" that is filed by the bankrupt individual or organization).

If you would like more information about bankruptcy or would like to go forward with bankruptcy proceeding, please contact our law firm for a free initial consultation.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Baez Law Firm and the economy

According to the experts, economy is the distribution of wealth in a society and the means by which that wealth is produced and consumed. A slumping economy and a slow markets are no longer a distant crisis for Americans, its a reality!

The nation's unemployment level climbed to 4.2 percent in January, the highest in 16 months, as the dramatic slowdown in economic growth forced thousands of layoffs in autos and other manufacturing industries.

If the motor companies file bankruptcy, the economy will be effected negatively. The expert economists says that the automakers will have to close their manufacturing units, and that will lead to job loses of thousands of workers and even the suppliers.

According to National Public Radio, two different trends are emerging when it comes to how companies are faring in the current economy. Banks, builders and airlines are getting clobbered by the credit crunch and soaring energy costs. But far flung companies from Boeing to McDonald's are doing well, thanks to growing exports.

Over the past few years, consumers have been the driving force of US economic growth. Now, with weakness in the housing market, higher energy prices, tightening credit conditions and general market uncertainty, consumer-led economic growth has slowed considerably.

The American Lawyer reports that some law firms, not ours thank God, are having a tough time recovering any money from the graveyard of busted 2008. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers predicted a rise in divorces and domestic violence as a result of a worsening economy and a recession.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult economic times. We handle criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, bankruptcy law and appeals. We understand that the economy has affected us all, and we are here to help you. That is why we say "We care about your legal needs!"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The economy and bankruptcy laws

The landscape has changed for those who are considering bankruptcy, even now with this ecomomic crisis that we are facing. In some cases, some filers with higher incomes won't be allowed to use Chapter 7, but will instead have to repay at least some of their debt under Chapter 13.

Now, all debtors will have to get credit counseling before they can file a bankruptcy case -- and additional counseling on budgeting and debt management before their debts can be wiped out. Under the old rules, most filers could choose the type of bankruptcy that seemed best for them -- and most chose Chapter 7 (liquidation) over Chapter 13 (repayment). The new law will prohibit some filers with higher incomes from using Chapter 7.

Under the new rules, the first step in figuring out whether you can file for Chapter 7 is to measure your "current monthly income" against the median income for a household of your size in your state. If your income is less than or equal to the median, you can file for Chapter 7. If it is more than the median, however, you must pass "the means test" -- another requirement of the new law -- in order to file for Chapter 7.

The purpose of the means test is to figure out whether you have enough disposable income, after subtracting certain allowed expenses and required debt payments, to make payments on a Chapter 13 plan. To find out whether you pass the means test, you subtract certain allowed expenses and debt payments from your current monthly income. If the income that's left over after these calculations is below a certain amount, you can file for Chapter 7.

If you are having tough financial times, contact our law firm for a free initial consultation. The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm in Texas. We are commited to helping people like yourself, take care of their legal needs. That is why we say "we care about your legal needs!"

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.