Monthly Archives: May 2017

Probating a Will in Texas

At the passing of a loved one, friends and family experience a wide range of emotions. Concern and confusion over how to handle the administration of the decedent’s estate may be among them. Is there a will? Is it a legal will? What happens to the assets? How do the bills get paid? Here, we’ll [...]

2019-02-20T12:29:50-05:00May 30th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate, Will Contest|

The importance of planning for business emergencies

Most Texas entrepreneurs know about the importance of writing business plans for their start-up companies. Entrepreneurs also should plan for what will need to be done if things do not go as planned or if emergencies occur. In this contingency plan, the ultimate goal is to understand what will be necessary for business survival in [...]

The issue of testamentary capacity in a Texas will contest

To make a valid will, the testator must be of sufficient age and sound mind. When someone executes a will, he or she must have "testamentary capacity," meaning the mental capacity to understand the nature of the act. Without testamentary capacity to make a will, the will could be found invalid in a later will [...]

2019-02-20T12:33:25-05:00May 4th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate, Will Contest|

Kicking off your new Texas business: choice of business entity

An increasingly healthy Dallas-Fort Worth economy may be a good environment to start a new commercial enterprise. Dallas-Fort Worth's economic recovery has been endorsed by some heavy hitters. In October 2015, the metro area was ranked number one in the country for commercial-property investment by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a joint [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:05-05:00May 4th, 2017|Business Formation, Business Law|

Taking a Deposition Without Filing Suit

Rule 202: Depositions Before Suit or to Investigate Claims Texas law provides that you may be able to take the deposition of someone before a suit has been filed if certain conditions are met. These depositions were previously called depositions to perpetuate testimony. The requirements for requesting a deposition are set forth in Rule 202.1 [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:05-05:00May 4th, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Importing & Exporting Judgments

  Did you know you can import a judgment from another state (and sometimes from other countries) into Texas as if the judgment had originally been made in Texas? Lawyers and courts in Texas refer to this as domesticating a foreign judgment. You can also export a judgment from Texas to other states (and sometimes [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:05-05:00May 4th, 2017|Appeals, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|
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