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The Challenge Presented by Difficult Clients

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Oct 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week I've been confronted by the reality that a large part of what I do involves dealing with people at their worst. My clients are going through divorce. Some are facing bankruptcy. Others have been personally injured, and still others are facing jail time. Stress can do a number on a perso...

4 Things You Need to Know about Plea Bargains

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Sep 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

While my practice doesn't focus exclusively on criminal law issues, I do take criminal court appointments and receive questions about this area of law quite frequently from my friends and family. Bad things happen to good people, and my hope is that, no matter what challenge arises, my blog can b...

Should I Hire a Lawyer or Handle It on My Own?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Aug 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I get asked this question in different ways from time to time, so I thought it would make a great blog topic. Is it a good idea to hire a lawyer or go pro se? In most instances, we have no problem going to a professional for services. Car making a funny noise? Go to a mechanic. Need a haircut? Se...

How to Safely Interact with Police Officers

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jul 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently a young woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over in a routine traffic stop. She and the officer who pulled her over got into a verbal altercation that resulted in her arrest; she died under suspicious circumstances three days later.  This incident and the fact that several members of the...

Video: Straight Talk with Moss

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jul 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an effort to make my site a bit more personal an interactive, I decided to start a video blog series called Straight Talk with Moss. I want to invite every viewer, web crawler, and internet citizen to ask me any legal question. The purpose of this video blog series is to find out what issues p...

Domestic Partners: Are you Ready to Get Married?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jul 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

This seems like a slightly rude and obtrusive question, but it's a good one. If you have filed for domestic partnership instead of getting married (either because you're LGBTQ and it was previously illegal or because you and your partner wanted benefits through your jobs without being married), p...

3 Legal Things to Do Differently in 2015

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jan 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

1. Write a will Nobody likes to think about the inevitable but life can change in an instant. Does anyone ever plan to have  a car accident or fall ill? Of course not. But we buy car insurance and medical insurance anyway. If you have children, own a business, or anticipate having a family, a las...

10 Things I’m Thankful for in 2014

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Nov 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It's that time of the year again! The leaves have changed colors. Folks have started wearing jackets and scarves. Fall (also known as autumn) is my favorite time of year. It's the only season with two names, and Thanksgiving (also my favorite) is the most low-pressure, feel-good holiday there is....

Some Thoughts on Legal Max in Miami, FL

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Oct 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

This weekend I attended the Legal Max seminar hosted by Dave Lorenzo, the man pictured to my right. I learned some really great ideas that I wanted to share on my blog. One of the things that struck me about Dave and the other awesome presenters was their enthusiasm. As I wind down 2014 and think...

New Parents: 4 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Oct 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

1. You need to meet with a financial planner. Let's face it: children cost money. If you're a new parent, it's a good idea to consult with a financial planner about what kind of savings you need to begin putting in place to finance your child's education. 2. You should purchase life insurance.  L...

Are You Proactive or Reactive?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Sep 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most of the time I meet people in the middle of a crisis. Sometimes a loved one has recently died. Other times my clients have pending criminal charges or lawsuits filed against them. In these instances, my clients are reacting to the slings and arrows of life. Crises happen and are sometimes una...

Can I Have My Record Expunged?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Aug 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

I get this question often, so it seemed like a great topic for a blog. If you live in Texas and you've successfully completed deferred adjudication (commonly called probation), you may be eligible for non-disclosure. Non-disclosure is different from expungement. The expungement of a criminal reco...

Renting Your Room on AirBnB? Real Estate Law Applies

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jul 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

An AirBnB host in California got a rude awakening to the reality of using the internet to turn her home into an income producing property. Cory Tschogl rented out her condo to an individual using the popular vacation rental website for a long-term stay. When Tschogl was ready for him to leave, he...

Does Texas Recognize Same-Sex Marriage?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jul 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I get this question in a variety of forms from time to time and thought it would make a good topic for a blog post. To answer the question simply: no, Texas does not recognize same-sex marriage. But what does this mean to LGBTQ couples who've married in states that do recognize their unions? 1. D...

Been Drinking? Pulled Over? Here’s What to Do

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jun 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

As an attorney, I often get questions from friends, family, and colleagues about what to do in certain sticky situations. If you've ever been out drinking and are worried about the possibility of a DWI, this post is for you. If you are pulled over by a police officer in the state of Texas, please...

Couples Wills: Buy 1 Get 1 Free (713) 574-8626

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jun 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss is proud to present a new promotion effective June 2014! Cohabiting or married couples can get a great deal on a simple will by contacting us for a joint consultation. For the price of one will, two people can have their simple wills written for the low price o...

Beware of the Straw Man Conspiracy Theory

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, the American Bar Association Journal published an article about “sovereign citizens.” You can read it here. It goes into great detail about a group of people who consider themselves to be outside of the laws of the United States because, in their view, the United States of America was t...

What Do I Need to Write a Will?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Free wills month is upon us, and in honor of the promotional my firm is proudly participating in on behalf of the American Heart Association, Texas Children's Hospital, and The University of St. Thomas, I thought it would be a great idea to shed some light on important things to consider when sit...

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