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Texas Legislature Updates Exemptions on Personal Property

By Byron R. Berry On May 26, 2015, the Texas Legislature passed an amendment to the Texas Property Code that increases the amount of personal property that is exempt from garnishment, attachment, execution or other seizure. Previously set at $60,000 for a family, or $30,000 for an individual, the protection stopped debt collectors from seizing Read More

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Writing A Contract

So you want to create a contract? You have agreed to a deal and all that remains is to reduce that agreement to writing. How do you go about writing a contract? What questions should you be asking yourself as you reduce the agreement to writing? Think of contract drafting as requiring one part each: Read More

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Why Does a Lawyer Cost So Much?

Why Does It Have to Cost? I know his brother, you think to yourself as you sit across from the lawyer, wondering why the retainer he just quoted you didn’t seem to include any discount. “And this retainer is no indicator of how much this may ultimately cost,” the lawyers says. What?!? MAY? ULTIMATELY? COST? Read More

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Real Estate Options – SIMPLIFIED!

An option is a right to do something on specified terms and within a specified time period. Options typically have a set duration, and after that time the option expires and can no longer be exercised. In Texas, the most common type of real estate contract that most people will enter into is the Texas Real Estate Read More

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What Are the Different Types of Lawyers?

In the United States, our legal system is in place to facilitate the function of a civil society. It strives to ensure citizens abide by federal and state laws as well as balance state and federal power. It comes as no surprise that the world of law is multifaceted and encompasses multiple subcategories ranging from Read More

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Ten Questions to Ask a Lawyer

Lawyers are essential components of our legal system that strive to ensure justice is served. Who knows, perhaps you will need to seek guidance from one of them in the future for any number of reasons. If you ever find yourself in need of legal counsel and/or representation, it is wise to schedule a consultation Read More

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I-35 Expansion and Condemnation in Denton County

Denton County landowners will soon be receiving letters from the Texas Department of Transportation concerning the condemnation of their land along I-35.  The state plans to expand the interstate and needs to purchase land to facilitate that expansion.  Read more at this Denton Record Chronicle article.  Associate William Scazzero writes about the process of condemnation in Read More

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Texas Covenants Not to Compete: Part 3

When a party to a Covenant Not to Compete seeks to enforce that same covenant, they have limited options. Each case is different, and the party should consult with their attorney before taking any action. Improperly addressing the issue could cost the party their rights of enforcement, potential remedies, and could even subject them to a Read More

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Texas Covenants Not to Compete: Part 2

Definitions and Enforcement of Covenants Not to Compete 1. Definitions  The law uses complex, and often times confusing terminology. This entry is designed to help the reader follow along as Covenants not to Compete are discussed more in depth over coming articles.  A “Covenant not to Compete” is an agreement not to engage in the Read More

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