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How to Protect Your Commercial Real Estate from Squatters

For commercial real estate owners, squatters can be a significant nuisance. They can damage property, lower property values, and can even jeopardize your ownership rights. In certain circumstances, allowing squatters on your real estate property might even mean being forced to legally treat them as tenants and giving them notice for eviction, even if the [...]

2019-04-11T14:16:21-05:00April 15th, 2019|Real Estate|

When Will Assets be Disproportionately Distributed Due to Fraud in a Texas Divorce?

Texas is a community property state, which requires that spouses going through a divorce make a just and right distribution of marital property. For most couples, this means making an equal split of the value of all marital assets and debts; however, in certain situations, the Texas family court can award a disproportionate share of [...]

2019-04-10T16:05:17-05:00March 30th, 2019|Family Law|

Tips for Creating a Family Business Succession Plan

Business succession planning is the most logical, practical, and streamlined process for a small business owner to hand over the business to the next generation and exit the company. It can be just as important, if not more so, than estate planning because in many cases a business succession plan is initiated prior to the [...]

2019-04-10T15:45:49-05:00March 15th, 2019|Business Law, Business Planning|

Moving Children Post Divorce in Texas

When going through a divorce, many parents like to believe all the important issues concerning their children will be resolved once and for all with the final divorce decree. In reality, life circumstances often change for one (or both) parents following divorce, and these changes affect everyone. A common example is when a former spouse [...]

2019-02-15T13:43:55-05:00February 15th, 2019|Family Law|

Business Partnerships: Tips to Ensure Your Compatibility

Starting a new business partnership is both exciting and overwhelming. There are a lot of details–and hard work–that go into creating a successful business. And while working with one or more partners can ease the burden on you to some extent, you also need to make sure that you and your partners are compatible. With [...]

2019-01-30T15:48:52-05:00January 30th, 2019|Business Formation, Business Law, Business Planning|

When Will a Prenuptial Agreement Not be Enforced?

  Premarital or prenuptial agreements are a common part of marriage and divorce these days. A prenup may be a good idea when one spouse is remarrying or brings significant property or debt into the marriage. As a general rule, a premarital agreement is enforceable under Texas law. Of course, every rule has its exceptions. [...]

2019-01-30T15:48:40-05:00January 15th, 2019|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Section 1031 Exchanges

Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031, a taxpayer may be able to defer capital gains taxes on certain qualifying property if he or she finds a ‘like kind’ replacement. If you are selling investment property, income-producing real estate, or business property for a net gain, you qualify for a Section 1031 exchange. Here, our [...]

2019-01-30T15:36:47-05:00December 30th, 2018|Real Estate|

Warning Signs That Your Aging Parent Might Need Help

There may come a time when your elderly parent or vulnerable relative needs some additional help with his or her affairs. To ensure that your loved one is best protected, it is crucial to keep an eye on the early warning signs that indicate there might be a problem.  Below, our top rated Dallas estate [...]

2019-01-30T15:48:21-05:00December 15th, 2018|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Understanding Anticipatory Contract Breaches

Know Your Rights: Understanding Anticipatory Contract Breaches When one party to a contract fails to live up to its end of the bargain, this is called a breach. There are different types of contract breaches recognized in Texas law. One of the more common is an anticipatory breach. Below, our Dallas business law attorneys explain [...]

Challenging a Bankruptcy Discharge

How do You Challenge a Debtor's Right to Discharge in Bankruptcy? A commercial bankruptcy proceeding often has a significant impact on the rights of creditors. In a Chapter 7 filing, for example, the debtor business is looking to liquidate, which means most unsecured creditors will get pennies on the dollar for what they are owed. [...]

2018-11-29T13:31:20-05:00November 20th, 2018|Bankruptcy|
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