We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document. The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if you don’t totally and completely understand the document … [Read more...] about Should I Sign This?
Someone that you care about has asked you to co-sign for him. He assures you that he has the ability to pay for that car, that home, or that lease. You know that he is currently working, and you trust him. Should you do it?That depends. Here are the things that you need to think about before you decide: If he stops making his payments for whatever reason (illness, job layoff, personal … [Read more...] about READ THIS- Before you Co-sign that Loan or Lease!
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
If you have been involved in a lawsuit, you may have heard the terms "dismissed without prejudice" or "dismissed with prejudice." If a case is dismissed "without prejudice" that means that the case is being dismissed now, but that it may be refiled in the future. (note: there may still be time limits set by law that prohibit this refiling after a certain amount of time has gone by so be sure to … [Read more...] about Dismissal With or Without Prejudice
If you have been sued, don't wait to contact your lawyer! There are specific times limits that you are given and you must answer the lawsuit within that time. If you don't, you may lose your case. With no answer on file, and no one speaking up for you, the judge will see and hear only one version of the events. (NOTE: in Texas Justice of the Peace/Small Claims Courts the time period that you … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait to See Your Attorney if you Have Been Sued!