Keep Your Home & Property Safe While You Travel!

Here is some practical advice to keep your property and identity safe.  Soon we will enter the holiday season, a time when break-ins increase dramatically. If you are headed out of town, a little advance preparation goes a long way. Basic commonsense precautions still apply.  Have someone you trust stay…

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Relocating to The Woodlands Texas

Relocating to a new area can be exciting and challenging! The Woodlands Texas is growing fast.   Exxon Mobil is expanding in the area, with a 365-acre campus currently under construction.  This expansion will bring Exxon Mobil employees to the area and will also bring other business, and opportunities to…

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Employers: What Questions Should Not be Asked in A Job Interview?  

Employers: This is for you! There are some questions that are legally impermissible to ask in a job interview.   Some questions are obviously impermissible, others are more “subtle”. Examples of  improper questions: How old are you? Will you require us to give you time off for certain religious holidays?…

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Texas Department of Insurance Can Help you With Your Insurance Complaint

How can the Texas Department of Insurance help you? The Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) can help you resolve insurance complaints such as property, title, health and workers’ compensation insurance.   The complaint may cover “claim and benefit disputes, false advertising, misrepresentation and suspected insurance fraud.” If you have a…

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Tips to Help you Make a Good Courtroom Appearance

It is normal to be concerned about appearing in court. Whether your case is family law, business, probate or other type case, the way you look and act while you are in court is important, even for just a short procedural hearing.R-E-S-P-E-C-T Signs of respect or disrespect for the court…

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The Many Faces of Fraud.. Part II… The “Known” Perpetrator

Last time we covered fraud that is committed in an “impersonal” manner.  Unfortunately, fraudulent activity is not confined to those situations. Here are a few other types of fraud that I hope you never encounter. Marital Fraud When one spouse defrauds another proving the fraudulent activity can be important to…

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The Many Faces of Fraud- Part I of 2

Unfortunately, this is a big topic.   There are many varieties of fraud and this post will cover a few of the most common, as well as give some tips on how to deal with fraud, and how to avoid it in the first place! This first blog will cover the fraud…

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A few simple tips to protect your private info

It’s good to be conscientious and to be clear in your writing. However, you should also keep security in mind.   Years ago, it was common to include complete Social Security Numbers in important legal documents such as powers of attorney, wills, and the like.  These documents then might be filed in…

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Get it in Writing!

We often have clients come to visit us with legal troubles who shake their heads and say, “I KNEW I should have gotten that in writing!” In some situations, having a contract isn’t just a good idea, it’s a legal necessity!  Under the law in Texas, and in many other states…

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Should you Settle your Business Case at Mediation?

If you are involved in a legal battle and have agreed to go to mediation (or have been ordered to go by the judge), it will be helpful to you to enter mediation with the right “mindset”. Mediation is entered into with the hope (or at least possibility) of settlement…

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