Simple wills for non-taxable estates
Simple trusts and related documents
Directives to physicians and health care surrogates and medical powers of attorney
Durable powers of attorney for financial and health related matters and papers regarding Do Not Resuscitate Orders, or "DNRs"
Declaration of guardians for you or your child
You can plan and prepare documents to conserve, protect, and distribute estate assets before or after death for the benefit of your loved ones and charities. Don't let the government make your estate decisions after you're gone. Secure your family's future with estate planning.
Military, police, firefighters, and public school teachers will get a 10% discount on our regular hourly rate, as an appreciation for their valuable service.
You can opt for a "mediator", who is a neutral person, trained and skilled at facilitating communications, negotiations, and dispute resolution. Here, the mediator doesn't pass judgments, rather he / she listens to the concerns of all the parties and helps you to reach at a consensus.
Linda Cechura handles all your legal problems related to:
• Family Law - Divorce, paternity, legal separation, child custody, modification of child support, modification of child custody, child support enhancement, spousal support, grandparent's rights, adoption, termination of parental rights, protection orders, name change, Children's Protective Services (CPS) cases, and collaborative law divorces.
• Collaborative Law - It allows the parties to settle their divorces and other family matters with minimal time in court. You can be certain that most of the times collaborative law's structure process allows you to settle your dispute by creating a safe environment, in which both parties can learn to communicate and negotiate positively.
Law Office of Linda Lee Cechura, Round Rock, TX works hard to understand your goals and give you the solution that works for you.
In appreciation to our active military, police, firefighters, and public school teachers, the Law Office of Linda Lee Cechura, PLLC offers a 10% discount on her regular hourly rate.
The Law Office of Linda Lee Cechura, PLLC handles family-related issues. This includes cases dealing with the following specific areas:
Modification of Child Support
Modification of Child Custody
Child Support Enforcement
Termination of Parental Rights
Children's Protective Services (CPS) Cases
Collaborative Law Divorces
Making decisions regarding marital issues and children can be very stressful. The more stress involved in the decision-making process, the more difficult making your decision in an objective, practical manner will be. Linda Cechura understands that, as your attorney, a critical part of her job is to help you make well-reasoned, informed decisions as you go through divorce and related family law issues. She strives to provide a calm, understanding zone of reason for you while she informs and educates you about the process, your options and possible outcomes.
Collaborative Law is a process which allows the parties to settle their divorces and other family law matters with minimal time in court.
Collaborative Law is a process which allows the parties to settle their divorces and other family law matters with minimal time in court. When electing to use the Collaborative Law process, both parties and their attorneys sign an agreement committing to a series of meetings during which they will sit at the same table sharing relevant information to come to agreements in their case.
The Collaborative Law process is a very structured process which focuses on creating a safe environment in which clients learn to communicate and negotiate with each other in a positive manner to achieve their individual and family goals for the future.
The Collaborative Law process recognizes that while a marriage relationship may be ending, the family relationships and obligations often continue, especially when children are involved.
Linda Cechura works hard to make sure she understands your goals in your divorce or other family-related matter. Then, together, you can formulate an effective strategy to reach those goals. She works with you to try to help ease your transition into life after divorce. If you have children, this team approach enables her to help you protect your child from the stress of divorce while helping you shape a positive future for your family.
Mediation is a process where a neutral third party help parties in conflicts reach a settlement without the further stress and expense of litigation costs. The "mediator" is a neutral person, trained and skilled at facilitating communications, negotiations and dispute resolution.
A mediator does not hear evidence nor make a decision for the parties. A mediator works will all parties to find a solution that is acceptable to all parties. Mediation does not end in a "winner-take-all" / "loser-take-nothing" decision. Mediation ends when all parties find a solution all parties can live with; a mutually acceptable resolution.
There are many advantages to mediation. Mediation offers high probability that the dispute can be resolved without extensive discovery, the trial preparation and trial itself.
These cost savings can be measured in terms of money, time and emotional investment in the case. Further, mediation can bring settlement negotiations and/or final resolutions about much quicker than if the case proceeds to trial.
Mediation is appropriate at any time after all sides have obtained enough information for them to be able to feel comfortable settling the case. In most instances, parties want to resolve the case at the earliest possible time. Mediation offers a process in which this result can be obtained.
When the parties are involved in the decision making process, as they are in mediation, the parties can craft settlement options that they may not be able to get from a Judge or Jury. With the help of the mediator, the parties can be creative in designing a solution that satisfies the needs of all parties.
Mediation is a confidential process and information exchanged in the course of settlement negotiations is not admissible at trial. Therefore neither party is prejudiced by the discussions with the Mediator. Additionally, should a case fail to settle during mediation, the case can still go to Court.
Linda Cechura has experience mediating cases involving family law, divorce, child custody, and child support issues.
WILLS / ESTATE PLANNING
Estate Planning is the process whereby a person develops a plan and prepares documents to conserve, protect, and distribute estate assets before and after death for the benefit of loved ones and charities, taking into consideration the effect of state and federal tax and administrative laws and regulations. It can also involve planning for the use of your assets for your care if you become unable to manage your affairs during your lifetime.
A will is a written document which leaves the estate, or sum total of possessions of a deceased person, to named persons or entities (beneficiaries, legatees, divisees). This estate can be given as a whole or in percentages to whomever has a legal right to receive such property. Gifts may also be "bequeathed", such as a particular piece of furniture, or a specific sum of money going to a certain person.
A will usually names an executor to be in charge of handling all of the paperwork and distribution of the property of the estate, following the wishes stated in the will. In addition to distribution of the estate, they may also manage the funeral and/or burial instructions, see to nominating guardians of minor children, and even provide for the care of beloved pets.
You have an estate if you have a car, some savings, own a home or have other goods such as a car. Planning for the future will affect the financial security of those you love. If you don't plan for what happens to your estate upon your death, the government will make those decisions for you.
You should have an estate plan if you care about who inherits your property, you care about your health treatment, or you are the parent of minor or disabled children.
The Law Office of Linda Lee Cechura can help you in the preparation of:
Simple Wills for Non-Taxable Estates
Simple Trusts and Related Documents
Directives to Physicians and Health Care Surrogates and Medical Powers of Attorney
Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial and Health Related Matters and Papers Regarding Do Not Resuscitate Orders, or "DNRs".
Declaration of Guardians for You or Your Child
Call Linda Cechura today at (512) 255-9400 for an initial consultation.