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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

Are Verbal Contracts Enforceable in Texas?

In a litigious world, best practice is to secure a written contract for agreements whenever possible. This avoids relying on “he said, she said” testimony. But sometimes this is not possible. Are verbal contracts binding? Verbal contracts are legally binding and enforceable if they meet certain requirements. If the verbal contract is otherwise valid, it is enforceable. The contract...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

What Is the Process of a Business Litigation Lawsuit in Texas?

Business litigation can be a costly and time-consuming process for any company. The controversies at issue can represent an existential threat to the business engaged in the litigation. Further, Texas business litigation law calls for specific processes that must be followed. These processes are rarely quick. Fortunately, many companies can avoid litigation through proper planning and effective governance. However,...

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What Are Shareholder Disputes and How to Resolve Them in Texas

Attracting stakeholders can be a great way to quickly and effectively grow a business and meet an uncaptured demand. But having multiple shareholders involved also causes numerous complications. Chief among them is when shareholder disputes arise. With multiple people relying on the successful operations of the business, clashes of personality and differing views about how the company should move...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

How Much Does Probate Cost With and Without A Will in Texas?

Writing a will can provide many benefits to our families once we pass on. A will can prevent conflict between family members, clearly explain how property is to be distributed, and reduce our family’s costs in probate court. Any one of these goals makes the initial effort well worth it.  Unfortunately, less than half of Americans have a written...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

What Is the Difference Between a Corporate Lawyer and a Business Lawyer?

For a layperson or a small business owner, sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between a business lawyer and a corporate lawyer. Both sound like they know what happens behind the boardroom doors. But like everything in law, there is usually a reason for specific terminology. If you are struggling to understand whether your situation calls for...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

Does Texas Have Healthcare Practice Fraud Laws?

As the American population gets older and sicker and healthcare gets more expensive, healthcare fraud has become more prevalent across all levels and types of care. Preventing healthcare fraud and abuse has thus become a top priority for regulators and law enforcement officials at all levels of government. Healthcare fraud is more difficult to combat than other types of...

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Understanding the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act

Imagine building or renovating the home of your dreams. You move in just before the first big, Texas storm, and within hours your bedroom is full of water, your drywall is mush, and all your belongings need to be professionally cleaned or replaced. Your builder or contractor will need to answer a lot of questions! As a Texas resident,...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

How Long Does It Take to Probate an Estate in Texas?

When a person dies in Texas, their estate must be settled and distributed among their heirs. An estate is just a fancy word for describing all the things that a person owns, including their cash and investments. When lawyers talk about “probating” an estate, they simply mean settling the estate against any outstanding debts and liabilities. Whether a person...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

Should I Consider Medical Integration for My Practice?

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) often look for ways to bring their patients’ care under one roof rather than sending them all over the Lonestar state to get care. To meet this need, many healthcare providers are considering integrating medicine into their chiropractic practice. Medical integration definition allows different types of healthcare professionals with different licenses to work collaboratively as...

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What Are the Steps to Registering a Trademark in Texas?

When you start your business, the name, slogan, and other identifying features you come up with help set your company apart from the competition. If you want to protect yourself and your investment, it is important to consider registering your trademarks in Texas and with the federal government.  Because the trademark registration process can be complicated, you should consider...

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