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Join Us at ASC’s Heart & Sole 5k!

We are excited to invite our clients to join our firm in supporting Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) and this year’s ASC Heart & Sole 5K on February 15, 2020. Contact Taylor Wilson at twilson@bennettweston.com for a $5 off registration fee code. All proceeds of this year’s race go to Hope Supply Company and their mission of [...]

2020-01-23T15:03:20-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Check out Taylor Wilson’s latest CLE article for DAYL

On January 15th, a panel consisting of Judge Melissa Bellan, Michael K. Hurst, and Saba Syed accompanied by moderator Stephen Huschka discussed Ending Rambo Litigation – Embracing an Age of Civility. While the panel had entertaining war stories to share, they also focused on specific do’s and don’ts we can abide by as young lawyers. [...]

2020-01-22T16:11:52-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Texas Law Ignored For Interference With Child Custody

Apparently, the Texas penal code 25.03 regarding interference with child custody is not enforced in most cities around the state including Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. The law stipulates that anyone knowingly taking or retaining a child when there is a standing judgment in the custody matter is in violation of a criminal offense that [...]

2020-01-16T15:04:46-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Business Law, Family Law|

When Parents Do Not Show Up For Their Visitation Time

Texas courts consider the best interests of the child when awarding custody and visitation rights. However, just because a judge says that non-custodial parents can visit their child does not mean they will. Failing to spend time with children could hurt their feelings, but custodial parents should consider the potential damage that seeking a change [...]

2020-01-16T15:05:33-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Business Law, Family Law|

Failure to Disclose: Suing the Seller

Purchasing a home is an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-racking – especially when you discover hidden property defects the seller failed to disclose. Now you’ve bought the house and don’t know what to do about newly discovered defects. The good news is that Texas property laws may give you the right to [...]

2020-01-03T11:28:17-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Business Law, Family Law|

Taylor Wilson named DAYL’s One to Watch

We are proud to announce that our own Taylor Wilson has been named this month’s One to Watch by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers!  Taylor joined Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner in August 2019.  Her  primary areas of practice are business law and business litigation. Congratulations, Taylor!

2020-01-16T15:03:16-06:00November 21st, 2019|Business Law, Real Estate|

Two Spooky Hal-LAW-ween Stories

Gather round boys and girls, ladies and gents . . .  for it's All Hallows' Eve ~ a time for sharing eerie stories of the terrible plights that can befall business owners who don't have a trustworthy law firm to fend off threats, predators, goblins, and things that go bump in the night! Here's our [...]

2019-10-31T13:16:56-06:00October 31st, 2019|Business Law, Real Estate|

How are Start-Up Companies Valued in a Divorce?

  Start-ups can take a lot of love, care, and hard work to foster into sustainable businesses. When those new ventures have to be divided in a divorce, the future success of the business is the dividable value.  To help develop a plan for valuing a business, one 2013 report by the AICPA, a professional [...]

2019-08-27T10:45:40-06:00August 27th, 2019|Business Law, Family Law|

How Should Out-of-State Property be Handled in an Estate Plan?

It is not uncommon for people to own property in another state – that is, a state different from the state in which they make their primary home.  These may be vacation homes in a neighboring state.  With job-related relocations being fairly common, some families elect to hang onto property that is likely to appreciate [...]

2019-08-19T15:56:44-06:00August 19th, 2019|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Residential Construction Liability Act – Essential Elements

The Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) is the primary governing statute in residential construction law. The RCLA’s main purpose is to give notice of a homeowner’s complaint to a builder and to allow the builder to make an offer of settlement. Sending a Notice Letter If a homeowner believes that there might have been a [...]

2019-07-18T11:45:37-06:00July 30th, 2019|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|
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