Business Law

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|

Keeping Proprietary Information Safe During Business Negotiations

Negotiation is a process in which two or more parties with varying needs and goals discuss a problem to find a mutually satisfactory solution. In the course of negotiations, it is common for parties to share confidential information to move the resolution process forward. For a business, negotiations are critical for collaboration.  But how can [...]

2019-06-13T13:51:42-06:00June 13th, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Protecting a Company from Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

A trade secret can be any formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, process, or collection of information used in a business which derives independent economic value from not being generally known or readily ascertainable to others outside of the business organization.  When someone privy to a trade secret chooses to divulge information, a company must [...]

2019-06-03T14:02:53-06:00May 31st, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

The Basics: How Does Insurance Impact Litigation Strategy?

In the normal course of business, companies purchase insurance to help manage risks. Some of the most common types of insurance purchased by businesses include commercial general liability, professional liability, and directors’ and officers’ liability. On unfortunate occasions, a company may have legal actions brought against the interest of the business. When this happens, insurance [...]

2019-06-04T12:40:21-06:00May 21st, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Breach of Contract Damages: What Should I Expect to Recover (or Pay)?

In a breach of contract case, one or both sides claim that the other party involved in the agreement has failed to live up to the terms of the contract. There are several types of damages that an aggrieved party can receive for breach of contract claims, including restitution, specific performance, rescission, and general damages. [...]

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