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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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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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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

How To Remove a Member From an LLC in Texas

People form businesses together with the best of intentions. Entrepreneurs share a vision and work together to realize it. In many cases, they create a limited liability company (LLC) to maximize tax benefits and minimize business formalities. Unfortunately, the business world is not all sunshine and harmony. When conflict arises, many companies find themselves asking how to remove a...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

Should I Add a No-Contest Clause to My Will?

Making a will is often a sensitive subject. Will your beneficiaries be pleased with your bequests, or will they be disappointed with how you have chosen to distribute your assets? If you are worried that disappointed or disgruntled beneficiaries might try to contest your will, you might consider including a no-contest clause in your will in Texas.  What is...

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When to Hire a Construction Attorney in Texas

Construction projects typically involve multiple phases, multiple parties, and multiple opportunities for disputes and problems. In this blog, the Massingill team explains when it’s time to bring in a construction attorney. Whether you’re a construction company owner, contractor, or architect, our construction dispute attorneys have the experience to assist with your legal issues. Contact our Texas construction lawyers today...

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What Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney 

Before hiring the most experienced or the cheapest lawyer, it’s important to know what questions to ask an estate planning attorney. Estate planning involves discussing important and personal topics like your family, finances, and goals. When choosing an estate planning attorney, you want to be comfortable and confident with the person you choose. It’s likely that the attorney will...

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