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Why Wills Are Essential For Most Families

Dying without a will can be taxing People often say having a Will is essential. But what is a Will? A Will is a legal document that sets out who inherits your assets after your death. Having a Will ensures that others distribute your assets according to your desires and avoid discrepancies about your wishes. When a person dies intestate, which is dying without a Will, a judge decides who gets your assets. The judge distributes your assets according to intestacy rules. That means the judge gives assets to your spouse or relatives according to eligibility requirements.

Can Law Enforcement Speak To A Juvenile Without Parental Approval?

A cop shows up at your child’s school or your home while you’re away, desiring to talk to your child about a criminal investigation. Can he interview your child in your absence? Can they come inside your home and talk to your child? If so, can a judge suppress your child’s statements? This article delves into these questions and more.

Most people believe the law constrains cops from interviewing juveniles without prior parental consent. This belief is a misconception. Texas police can interview minors without parental presence and prior permission.

However, just like an adult, juveniles can (and should) request a lawyer or parent and then be silent.

What Are My Legal Rights As A Grandparent In Texas?

Grandparent Rights Grandparents and grandchildren share a special relationship that many would say is incomparable to any other relationship. However, not every grandparent can have this relationship. Circumstances may arise where it becomes difficult for grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren. In certain situations, Texas law gives grandparents some rights to combat this issue. Grand Parent’s Possession and Access of Grandchildren Texas law affords grandparents access and possession of a grandchild. However, if the parent does not want the grandparent to have this, the parents can limit or prohibit the grandparent’s contact with the grandchild. Grandparents facing…

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin and Police Brutality Against Black Men

SCOTUS MUST REEL IN BAD COPS

The law must be changed In a very famous 1803 case, (Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137), the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) grabbed the authority and tasked itself with the job of declaring the law or interpreting the Constitution for all aspects of American life. The Marbury case is why SCOTUS is the final authority of the law in America, including topics of slavery, segregation, contracts, immigration, criminal procedure, national security, equal protection, First Amendment, Second Amendment, etc. Jump forward 285 years, and SCOTUS used two cases to tell the nation what the Constitution says regarding police use of force

Can The Government Make Us Stay Home? – Part 1

Can They Do That The world and our nation are dealing with an unprecedented attack by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak is so widespread health experts are calling it a pandemic. Health experts predict this pandemic will dramatically increase over the next few weeks and months. The pandemic has nations and people severely panicking. Federal, …

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Can The Government Make Us Stay Home? – Part 2

Local Authority To Regulate Behavior Local authorities such as county commissioners, mayors, city managers, and so on can also regulate behavior. Their power flows from state and local law. For instance, in Texas, the mayors and county judges are the designated emergency management directors, and city managers are designated emergency management coordinators in their areas. …

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To Vape Or Not To Vape

As several states have legalized marijuana, Texas has stuck to its cowboy roots and resisted change.  However, the Lone Star state has acquiesced to some of the public and business pressure to legalize or at least decriminalize marijuana and other products containing THC.  This last legislative session, the Texas Congress legalized hemp and hemp-based products to appease …

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What Is Felony Murder

They charged you with murder, but someone else pulled the trigger Felony murder is one of the toughest laws on the books. Its consequences can be very severe for the unsuspecting. It can leap out of nowhere and trap its victims for many years to come. https://vimeo.com/acorbett/review/355529573/14d9566a11