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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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 20th, 2018|Bankruptcy|

SEC’s New Definition of Smaller Reporting Companies

In June of 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments that would raise the dollar threshold of smaller reporting companies (SRCs). In effect, this change expands the number of businesses that are eligible to comply with the SEC’s scaled disclosure requirements. The new SEC smaller reporting company guidelines officially became effective on September [...]

2018-11-29T13:27:52+00:00November 15th, 2018|Business Law|

Changing State of Incorporation

When companies do business in Texas, they are required to register with the state government. This means filling out the correct paperwork, paying business taxes, etc. Of course, companies do not have to be incorporated in Texas to do business here. Not all businesses choose to incorporate in the home/original state. In fact, more than [...]

2018-11-29T13:17:49+00:00November 9th, 2018|Business Formation, Business Law|

What is a Fractional Real Estate Investment?

What is a Fractional Real Estate Investment? Fractional ownership is a method by which investors are able to join together to purchase shares in a real estate property. This type of investment/ownership structure is especially common for expensive real estate assets, including hotels and resorts, stadiums, apartment buildings, residential developments, vacation homes, and other commercial [...]

2018-10-16T12:41:32+00:00September 30th, 2018|Real Estate|
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