Gather Your Own Information Thanks to the internet, it is pretty easy to gather basic information about a problem, whether the problem is how to fix a leaky pipe, how to recognize the side effects of too many vitamin supplements, or what to do when you have a dispute with a vendor. Even if your legal problem is complicated, you might benefit from knowing a few basics about your problem or the … [Read more...] about Five Things to do at the First Sign of a Legal Problem
If you are served with legal papers, it may be tempting to ignore them, or to procrastinate. However, doing so can result in a judgment entered against you. Whether the judgment is financial (you must pay money), or affects your life in other ways (a lien on property, a change in visitation of children, a judgment about who owns real estate), you may later be very regretful that you didn't protect … [Read more...] about Are You Being Served?
There's an old saying that "no [man] is an island". We are fortunately or unfortunately connected to those around us and they are affected by what we do. Especially in the case of two parents quarreling and affecting the children, in the case of employers making decisions that affect their customers and employees, and in the case of two neighbors fighting over property rights. Most of the time … [Read more...] about No One is an Island
In several years of practicing law, our firm has seen a lot of people in distress. Some problems are simply unavoidable. However, practicing a few basic principles can make you much less likely to get into legal trouble. Know your rights- If you know your legal rights in a situation you are less likely to give in when you shouldn’t, creating a hassle for later. You are also less likely … [Read more...] about Five Life Principles to Help you Stay out of Trouble
Does this sound familiar to you? You are telling someone a story about something that happened and you can see the skepticism on their face. Or, they tell you outright, "That's not what I heard". Or, they say, "I'm sure he didn't mean it that way?" Perception is everything. What you perceive and recount to another comes from your personal POV (point of view). Even if several people … [Read more...] about What Does your Attorney Mean by “Do you Have Proof?”
If you are involved in a divorce, business case or other legal problem, you'll want to do everything that you can to have the best possible outcome. Choosing a good attorney is important, as is communicating with your lawyer and keeping your facts and evidence organized. But one factor that many people underestimate is the damage that unresolved (or unrestrained) anger can do to their … [Read more...] about How Anger Can Affect Your Case
Unhappy about Discovery requests in your case? Read on to see why it is important to take them seriously... 1. You can't just ignore it- You are required by Texas law and procedure to answer discovery when you are involved in an active legal case. If you are involved in a business lawsuit or a contested divorce, you should be prepared to answer discovery requests in your case. 2. The … [Read more...] about Why it is Important to Answer Discovery in your Case
So, it's finally happened. You have no choice; you have to consult with a lawyer. Everyone knows legal fees can be expensive, but what everyone doesn't know is that there are ways to save money on legal fees. •1. Get a consultation. A good legal consultation is essential and well worth paying for. This 30 -60 minute block of time is going to help you decide the course of your entire legal … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Save Money on Legal Fees