What is Year-Over-Year growth?

What is YOY growth, and how do you calculate it? Know how your business is performing this year compared to last? You can use year-over-year growth calculations to find out. Year-over-year (YOY) is the comparison of one period with the same period from the previous year. The period is typically a month or quarter. For… Read More

Tips from the top

Top entrepreneurs share their best tips for success As an entrepreneurial attorney, I’ve painstakingly learned the importance of heeding the best business advice I’ve received from many of the world’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. The bottom line: It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability. Funny enough, the most… Read More

To “Zoom” or not to “Zoom”

I will share with you that online DIY wills are better than nothing, however you may be missing several issues related to your personal situation that can only be identified when discussing with a board-certified Estate Planning attorney. There are unfortunately plenty of negative outcomes that can result from not having a will or trust as your estate plan. Read More

Competency: When Is It Too Late to Create a Will, Trust or POA?

Seeing the future is daunting. Even thinking about it can be enough to let that task simmer. The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm can help you plan ahead, protecting your family and ensuring that your wealth continues to serve your vision well into the future. As a board-certified estate planning and probate attorney, I frequently advise adult… Read More

Who has time for “Monkey Business”?

We make updating your entity or business minutes simple and easy. We want all of our clients to be READY FOR THE NEW YEAR with a fresh start and UPDATED BUSINESS DOCUMENTS. Call us today to schedule your appointment for updating services and we will make the rest of the process easy. Read More

What you are “NOT” doing can expose you

When you set up your company, you probably set up your Corporate Book and checked it off the to do list. You were happy be done with it and eager to be able to move on to the things that make money.  However, many business owners or investors leave the maintenance of this key item on the back-burner and what you are not doing on an annual basis can leave you exposed to potentially tremendous amounts of risk and liability.  Read More

The Sunset Road: Texas Probate Basics

A clear understanding of how the basic probate timeline works can ease the stress of this challenging, and often lengthy process. Fortunately, Texas is among the most efficient probate systems in the country. Here are some basics. Read More

Exploring your real estate options with owner financing

It wasn’t too long ago that real estate markets nationwide were down, and I mean very down. Many of you remember well the years 2007-2009, which proved to be a historical event for American housing. That economic crisis, in great part caused by the proliferation of subprime mortgages, led to significant bankruptcies in the financial… Read More

Holographic “twist” brings more troubles for Franklin

Proper estate planning with a qualified professional is important even if you don’t have Aretha Franklin’s assets. It allows you, while you are still living, to ensure that your property will go to the people you want, in the way you want, and when you want. Read More

20 Red Flags that signal your Will or Trust is Out of Date

I offer clients the opportunity to sit down with me and review their estate plans at least once each year.  However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until your next review if your circumstances change. This Estate Planning Checklist identifies events that could make a significant impact on your estate. I let my clients know… Read More

7 things to consider when pulling the divorce trigger

We are happy to partner with fellow attorney, Kelly Fitzgerald, who is a seasoned Family Law Attorney, for this month’s Dickerson Law Report. Reach our office to further chat with Kelly about her 7 things to consider when pulling the divorce trigger and other Family Law topics of discussion. Read More

Ready for a “Stay Rich” read Part 2

Not every day do you run into an author from Laredo who is still writing and practicing law that helps people maintain their wealth. Grow Laredo’s “Kash” Vasquez sits with JMD to talk risk and riches (part one). Read More

Ready for a “Stay Rich” read Part 1

Not every day do you run into an author from Laredo who is still writing and practicing law that helps people maintain their wealth. Grow Laredo’s “Kash” Vasquez sits with JMD to talk risk and riches (part one). Read More

Not just a chunk of change

I remember listening to Aretha Franklin and hearing her undeniable charisma through her soulful voice. I especially loved listening to her tracks on one of the best movie soundtracks of all time, The Big Chill. She clearly was a woman of wisdom. You could tell she was someone who was decisive. She knew what she… Read More

Congratulations! Your child is now going to a University…Now what?

Preparing to send your son or daughter to college?What if your college student has a medical or financial emergency away from home? Read More

Isn’t there a law for that already??

There are people who think that when they die while married, that everything they own will automatically go to their spouse or children. What may be the case is that they are thinking of state rules that apply if someone dies without leaving a will. In legal terms, this is referred to as “intestate.” Read More

3 Critical Plan B documents business owners ignore

Business owners need a CRITICAL PLAN B for succession by using a will, living trust and power of attorney. You can’t buy this peace of mind. But you can earn it by acting for yourself and those you love. Read More