LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?

So, you have a legal problem… maybe.  But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won’t get too serious… or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are…

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I no Longer Represent You….  

Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish.   For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed.  The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives.   A good example…

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What can Happen if you Refuse to Answer Discovery in your Case

Discovery.  Most people hate it. If you are a party to a divorce, or any other type of adversarial lawsuit (child support, modification, probate contest, contract suit, neighbor dispute, suit for money or property, and many other types of case) you may be served what is called “discovery”. The term “discovery” can…

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Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…

“Revenge is sweet” according to a popular expression. However, Confucius warned, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” While the idea of revenge may feel satisfying, there is no doubt that it takes a toll on both parties. There is nothing that gets strong emotions going…

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I Told you 5 Million Times not to Exaggerate!

Exaggeration serves a purpose when you are writing a story, entertaining people, or trying to be creative. There are even times when you may exaggerate the risk of a problem to get someone’s attention and for their own good. In sales exaggeration is called “puffing” and a certain amount of…

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Why is My Case Taking This Long?

You’ve heard about it or experienced it, impatience in waiting for a case to be completed.   If you are anxious to get things over with, it can feel like a case is going on forever, especially if you believe that your case is “simple” or “agreed”. Here is a…

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Why it is Important to Answer Discovery in 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…

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