When we first meet a new or prospective client, we want to sit and talk with them for at least an hour or so. During that meeting, especially in divorce cases, we want to get a feel for the entire situation — not just the dollars and cents that need to be divided, but for how the marriage ended up where it is. We find that clients are quite willing to tell us the faults that they find in their spouse that led to the divorce. That is part of
Many times, we have new clients in divorce cases who have just been served with a divorce petition. Often, this is a shock to them. We understand how upsetting this can be. We urge you, though, not to let being served with divorce papers stun you so much that you do not take action. Time is now your enemy and you need to react appropriately.
Needless to say, we suggest that you consult with an attorney as soon as you can. We put a high priority on meeting with people who
Each week, if not each day, we speak with people here in Rockwall County who are struggling with one of life’s biggest decisions — should they file for divorce, or not? Whether or not to divorce is an intensely personal decision. It is not a decision that anyone else can make for a person. No lawyer or mental health professional can make that choice for someone else, nor should they pretend to do so.
In meetings with prospective divorce clients, we often say that we are not cheerleaders for divorce. This
So, you are getting a new job. Congratulations. Did your new employer ask you to sign a covenant not to compete, what most people call a “noncompete,” when you were hired? If so, you probably have questions and have gotten a lot of advice from people about what to do. Many people seem to believe that noncompetes cannot be enforced in Texas. This is not true. You should be very careful about signing a noncompete.
The Texas Business and Commerce Code sets out the rules for whether or not a covenant
Our office is working to contact any of our clients and friends that might have been affected by the recent storms. We will provide notary service at no charge to anyone who needs claim documents or other items notarized due to the recent storms in our area. We also will provide our affected clients with copies of important legal documents in our files, such as wills, other estate planning documents, and divorce decrees, at no charge.
This week of Thanksgiving, we here at The White Law Firm are giving thanks for all of you who voted for us as “Best Law Firm” in the 2015 Rockwall County Herald Banner poll. Once again, you selected us as the best law firm in Rockwall County, this time for the fourth year in a row. We cannot express how grateful we are to all of you. We pledge to work hard to keep your confidence in the coming year. In the meantime, we wish all of you a Happy
Our office always recommends that our clients review their estate plan whenever a major life event occurs. People often think of their estates when they marry or have a child. However, a divorce is also a major life event, and one that requires a close check of your estate plan, starting with your will.
Remember, though, that your will is not the only part of your estate plan that should be reviewed. Insurance beneficiaries, for example, need to be adjusted. Also, any retirement, investment, or other accounts that will be paid