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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...

Free Wills Month: May 2014

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Apr 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss is proud to announce that we are participating in Capacity Marketing for Charities' Free Wills Month during the month of May 2014. In an effort to spread the word about making charitable contributions while preparing your estate plan, we are offering simple will...

There’s No Such Thing as a “Free Consultation”

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Mar 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many attorneys, local and nationwide, have taken to offering “free initial consultations.” In fact, when I first started my practice, I was one of them. I very quickly realized this was a mistake, and I'd like to share three (3) reasons why the idea of a “free consultation” is a misleading one. 1...

Who Owns the Mineral Rights on Your Land in Texas

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Feb 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texas is known to have rich natural reserves of natural minerals and oil. If you own land in Texas, it can be extremely likely that you can rich reserves of valuable minerals and oil under your land. In these cases, you can lease out the rights and collect royalty payments for mineral rights in T...

So What Exactly Do Executors Do?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Feb 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

This question was posed to me by a friend recently, and to answer his question and shed some light on the topic in general, I wrote today's blog. The following six (6) points require these definitions: Testator– living person who writes a will identifying his or her wishes upon death Decedent– a ...

Common Law Marriage: Not as Common as You Think

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

People often ask me about their rights as part of a common-law marriage. Here are 5 facts about this arrangement that you may not have known. 1. Common law marriage is not recognized in every state. Only Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, and ...

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