Recently, Facebook has come under fire for not protecting the personal data of millions of users. Equifax and Yahoo have also had serious issues recently. French philosopher Michael Foucault rolls in his grave as he considers the public's willingness to enter a state of panopticon. (Panopticism is the method through which prisons are surveyed, in that the guards may view the prisoners but not … [Read more...] about Social Media Awareness
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 some situations that should cause you to seek help right away. You have been served with a lawsuit. If you have been served, … [Read more...] about LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?
I no Longer Represent You….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 of this is a home purchase. Closing occurs, money exchanges hands, new deeds are filed. The new people move in. … [Read more...] about I no Longer Represent You….
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 include a deposition or subpoenas to bring documents or things. It also includes … [Read more...] about What can Happen if you Refuse to Answer Discovery in your Case
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 like a legal fight. Divorce, custody fights, business break ups, property disputes- these are … [Read more...] about Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…
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 it is expected. However exaggerating when you have a legal case going can be a mistake and can cost you … [Read more...] about I Told you 5 Million Times not to Exaggerate!
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 list of some of the common things that (despite everyone's best efforts) take time, and why they happen: Delay: Waiting for … [Read more...] about Why is My Case Taking This Long?
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 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