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Valentine’s Day, a commercialized holiday used to exploit the true meaning of love with the purchasing of flowers, jewelry, candy, dinner, etc. This day is used to symbolize love and happiness but sometimes just the opposite occurs.

For instance, you are notified that your significant other wants a divorce on Valentine’s Day!

What do you do next? Some people would say, seek counseling and see if your marriage can be saved. This is a great avenue to explore, the majority of marriages dissolve due to irreconcilable differences so its completely plausible that you and your significant other can get back on the same page to save your marriage. Other’s may say, beat your significant other the punch by filing suit first. Honestly, if a divorce proceeding is imminent, it doesn’t matter who files first, the process will be the same.

What is most important is that you are informed of what your rights are and what you are entitled to receive if that unfortunate day comes. Divorce is a horrible ordeal that takes a toll of the best of people but being properly equipped to handle the coming 6 months to a year of litigation that comes along with the divorce itself will provide peace of mind.

It is imperative that you speak with an attorney to learn what your rights are and how an attorney can help you navigate the legal system. Divorce is not easy, with the complex issues of custody, child support, spousal support, division of community property, etc. being involved it is a bit overwhelming. An attorney will provide you with the guidance you need to properly handle every aspect presented by a divorce proceeding.

And let’s face it, if your significant other really lets you know they are divorcing you on Valentine’s Day, you can bet your bottom dollar they’re serious about it and you should be too.

Remember failure to plan is planning to fail. Give us a call! (832) 305-7694.
So you’ve found love! Congratulations!

Now comes the hard question, before the festivities celebrating you and your significant other commence, ask yourself, “Do I need a prenup?” This isn’t a question of loyalty, love, honesty, or planning for failure. This is a business decision that should be considered seriously by both parties. If you have considerable assets you would like to protect, a prenuptial agreement isn’t a bad idea.

The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to govern property division when both parties can agree on the distribution of their personal and real property in the event of an unfortunate situation like death or divorce. Prenuptial agreements also have limitations as to what can and cannot be controlled. For example, a prenup cannot waive a future spouse’s benefits under a 401k, violate public policy, defraud creditors, and cannot have a harmful or adverse effect on the right of a child to support.

Remember, a prenuptial agreement can be made to protect bot parties and their interests in the matrimonial regime which is formed during the course of the marriage. If you do consider a prenup, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney to be sure your prenup complies with the Texas Family Code, or else it may be deemed voidable.

Failure to plan is planning to fail. Planning to tie the knot? Give us a call! (832) 305-7694.


First of all, you shouldn’t let bad debt linger, and seven years is way too long! Clients give me this line all the time. I think they really hope that it’s true, and it sounds somewhat logical, but, no. It doesn’t work that way.

Generally speaking, there is a FOUR year statute of limitations for “bad debt” (whatever that means) to wind up in a lawsuit. However, most people don’t know the scary truth. Debts can actually come back from the DEAD! Additionally, if a debt is reduced to a judgment, it just tacked on at least TEN additional interest-bearing years! It’s common to have debts last 10, 15, 20 years or more based on how the debts were structured, how they have been used, and whether or not the debts were ever part of a lawsuit.

Not sure if your debt has risen from the dead? Maybe your debt’s alive and well, just around the corner, and gearing up to yell, “Boo!” Do something about it. Call an experienced professional. We’d love to answer your debt related questions and talk to you about cost effective solutions which protect your credit, your property, and your bank accounts from attacks you might never see coming.

To be eligible for SSDI benefits, your condition must make you unable to work for at least 12 months, and you must be unable to earn more than $1,180 a month (for 2018). You must also have a total of 40 work credits (20 of which must be earned in the decade before a disability arose).

The maximum amount of credits a person can earn in a year is four, one every three months. The minimum amount to earn for a work credit is $1,260. People who have worked for at least five of the last ten years with a record of paying into Social Security payroll taxes meet the technical qualifications for eligibility.

You started a corporation to keep from getting sued, but you got sued anyway. Good news/bad news... The good news is you may have a great defense to get any personal liability off of you as an individual. The bad news is, you have to present that defense and have the court agree with you.

The bottom line...talk to a professional who can advise you regarding the risks of conducting business with just a D/B/A. You may want to shield yourself from personal attack by forming an LLC, a PLLC, a corporation, or some other business entity. Registering your company with the state is not as expensive as you might think, but doing business without registering could end up costing you more than you ever imagined. 

If you have questions, we have answers.
Within two days of the flood, I received multiple emails for help. One person said, “My rent house was completely flooded, and my landlord kicked me out. I have no place to go.”

Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, you have certain rights and obligations with a rent house after a natural disaster. For a quick review of your rights, read your written lease. You may also want to speak with a professional who practices Landlord/Tenant Law. For a free consultation, call (832) 305-7694.

How long does a Landlord have before repairs must be completed?

Do you have the right to terminate your Lease?

Can a renter withhold rent while repairs are pending?

What must a landlord do if a residential rental unit is uninhabitable?

Can hotel and food costs be refunded?

Don’t act without knowing the answers to your specific questions. Many answers are fact specific to your situation and to your lease. Don’t risk making yourself a target for an Eviction or a Repair & Remedy lawsuit.

In the market for a car or your first home? Do you know what's on your credit report?

You may find that your report is full of old claims, lost credit cards, or worse, accounts opened by identity thieves. Your credit report is your responsibility. Not only should you be familiar with what's on your credit report, it's up to you to make sure that anything that doesn't belong there is promptly removed.

There are three credit reporting agencies: Transunion, Equifax, and Experian. If your report reflects old or inaccurate information, you should contact the creditor and all three credit reporting agencies to make sure that your credit report is up-to-date.

Your credit score is important. Make sure you treat it that way. For information on obtaining a free credit report visit:


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The short answer is "Yes."

State law allows a Home Owner's Association (or HOA) to sue you in state court to recover unpaid assessments. Additionally, you might be on the hook for late fees, interest, and various legal costs. A seemingly small yearly or monthly fee can quickly snowball into large sums of debt that an HOA can demand in court. If the debt remains unpaid, the HOA can eventually foreclose, and your home could belong to them.

That means that you may be perfectly up-to-date with your mortgage but a few hundred dollars behind with HOA assessments and lose your home. Don't get caught in an avalanche of debt. If you have been sued by an HOA for unpaid assessments or other violation of your deed covenants, give us a call before a court signs a judgment and you lose much more than you bargained for.

A lawsuit against you is not the end of the world, but it does mean that you have a limited amount of time to act. We have settled many of these types of lawsuits and usually find a way to keep home owners right where they belong. 
Wouldn’t it be nice to say “Goodbye!” to all of your credit card debt?  We sometimes get the feeling that debts, which have gone dormant, have actually gone away.  That’s not necessarily true.

While it’s generally true that certain debts must be sought within four years to be actionable in a lawsuit, consumers sometimes fall prey to schemes which restart the clock.  Often consumers roll old debts into new loans, restarting the time period for purposes of the statute of limitations.

If you are currently being sued, or if you  are being  threatened with a potential lawsuit, you should seek an attorney to see if a statute of limitations defense can be applied to your set of facts.  Can some debts be beaten?  Sure, but you’ll need to be certain that a good legal defense can be implemented with your particular debt.

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This blog site provides only general information about the law and does not, under any circumstances, constitute legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based on these materials without first obtaining the advice of professional legal counsel.


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