What are Indemnification Provisions?

Indemnification provisions are present in many types of contracts- service agreements, leases, insurance contracts, and employment agreements – to name just a few. To “indemnify” someone is to promise to pay the cost of future damage, loss, or injury and therefore to protect them from future monetary damage. Indemnity provisions…

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For Business Owners – The DANGER of Not Having a Power of Attorney & a Will!

If you own a business and haven’t made proper arrangements, you are leaving your employees, customers, business associates, and family vulnerable. For instance, what if something happened to you?  What if you were 1) disabled and unable to perform your duties; or 2) deceased? Whether you have a family business,…

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Have Children from a Prior Relationship and You Don’t Have a Will? Why That’s a Bad Idea….

If you are currently married and have children from a prior relationship or marriage, you should have an estate plan! Why? If you were to die, without a will, Texas law will decide who gets what, and in what amount. And that can be bad. Understand this: if you have…

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Texas Employers, Here are Some FREE Resources to Help you Run your Business!

The Texas Workforce Commission’s Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers (“TWC”) has an employer hotline to answer employer questions about basic legal issues related to hiring, work-separation, and other employment and post-employment issues.  The number is 800-832-9394. There are also free resources available online.  Check out the publication, “Especially for Texas…

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Small Business Owners, Keep Your Client’s Information Secure!

Small business owners, you know how important it is to keep your own financial and banking information safe from digital predators.  Don’t forget to give your client’s private information the same careful consideration.  Here are some ways to do so: Keep control of your hard copies.   Keep client’s information in…

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Estate Planning When You Own a Small Business

So… you have been putting off making (or updating) your will.   This procrastination  can have additional dire consequences if you are a small business owner. When we meet with our clients who are considering their estate plan, we always like to discuss the practical aspects of their employment situation…

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Avoid Lawsuits for your Company- Don’t Promise More Than You Can Give!

It is good Risk Management Strategy to make sure that your promises and representations to your customers/clients/patients are truthful, honest and free of unreasonable promises. Promising more than you can deliver is tempting. You may want to make that sale or cement that relationship. Don’t do so at the risk…

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Don’t Take the Bait!

If you are involved in any type of legal dispute it is important to keep your thinking and behavior independent from your opponent’s thinking and behavior.If you get upset and show your worst side, you’d better believe that it can come back to bite you.Displaying your uncontrolled rage in person,…

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Why Just Having a Will May not be Enough

Do you have a current will?  If so, great!  But there are times when having a will may not be enough, or you may need a will that is more specific to your situation. Do any of these apply to you? You own a business, but haven’t made provisions for…

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Ten Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

1.     Can I go it alone & if not, what legal arrangements might I need?  If you are not going to be a one-person operation, will you need a partner? An equal partner?  How will you decide how work/finances are divided? If hiring employees, are you familiar with the laws about hiring,…

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