Author Archives: mmconnollylaw

About mmconnollylaw

Attorney at Law in Sugar Land, Texas area, practicing Family Law and Wills, Estates, Probate law. Former Assistant Attorney General in Kentucky.

What is an Executor of a will, and what are the duties of an Executor?

Clients often ask, “do I need to appoint an Executor in my will?”, and “what does the executor need to do?”  Appointing an Independent Executor in your Will is very important.  This will be the person who carries out your … Continue reading

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What will happen to your family if you die or become disabled?

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Rights of Grandparents and other relatives

  GRANDPARENTS’ AND OTHER RELATIVES’ RIGHTS Sometimes the road less traveled is the one that is right for a child. We might wish that all children could grow up in the home of their biological mother and father, but that … Continue reading

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Keys to Surviving Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a difficult time. Here are some tips to help you get the best result possible, while maintaining your sanity. 1.    Complete a thorough inventory of your assets and your needs Taking accurate inventory of your assets … Continue reading

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Divorce – Negotiation vs Litigation – What are you fighting about?

Divorcing couples in Texas may acknowledge that no two divorces are the same. While many couples manage to keep their divorce amicable by resolving all or most issues before going to court, other couples have to go through litigation in order … Continue reading

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DO I HAVE CUSTODY RIGHTS AS A STEPPARENT?

By Margie Connolly, Family Law attorney in Sugar Land. This is an interesting question. The answer might surprise some. Going through a divorce can be a devastating experience for many people. The experience can be even more traumatic when there … Continue reading

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Social Networking- New Investigator in Child support cases

It has been said that social networking on platforms such as Facebook has become part of the daily lives of most Americans. Texas residents may be interested to know that social networks have turned into modern-day private investigators. According to … Continue reading

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WHAT IS COMMUNITY PROPERTY AND WHEN DOES IT MATTER?

Texas is one of eight community property law jurisdictions in the United States. The foundation of the Texas Community Property system is found in its Constitution, which is supplemented by statutory and common law. Article XVI, Section 15 of the … Continue reading

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What will happen to your family if you die or become disabled?

Did you know that 100% of Americans will die? Did you know that 75% of all Americans die without an estate plan? Why? 1. Size of estate: Some people think they do not have “enough” assets to necessitate an estate … Continue reading

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Considering Stepparent Adoption? Here are some tips…..

In Texas, if a stepparent wants custodial rights to a child, including the right to make decisions concerning the child’s education, medical treatment, etc., the stepparent must formally adopt the child. This process can be time-consuming and expensive, but the … Continue reading

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