Keeping docs safe and accessible

Where do you keep your most important documents? Perhaps, you have a filing cabinet. Or even a shoebox where you put important papers. It doesn’t really matter where you keep them, as long as you have one place you always know to look for them. Could you locate your important papers quickly if you needed to? Some documents… Read More

Artist shares his story of ​​​​​​​Laredo’s newest mural downtown

Knowing where you come from and the things that were accomplished by the people who came before you show you what is possible. Local artist, Ricky Castillon, shares his story of
​​​​​​​Laredo’s newest mural downtown
“Our story is our power ~
Nuestra historia es nuestro poder” Read More

Seeing the bigger picture

A qualified and dedicated attorney will be able to see important issues that may not be apparent when only focused on the transaction. It is important that you have legal counsel that can see the big picture of what your plans, goals and aspirations are, so they can guide you along that path while avoiding pitfalls that befall the unwary. Read More

The 3 things your college student can’t leave home without

Eventually we will be living a “new normal” and even preparing to send your son or daughter to college will be something we will resume to do once the stages of quarantine have passes. While you can’t help these everyday concerns, you can prepare for the major ones with these 3 things. Read More

Restaurants pivot to “pop-ups” to survive

How will your favorite restaurants continue in these unprecedented times? Many are already pivoting operations by transforming their dining rooms into a pop-up shop or grocerant where your customers can shops or grocerants for essential pantry items, while getting their meals to-go. Read our guest writer’s perspective as she shares her inside insights. Read More

Abbott Temporarily Allows for Appearance Before Notary Public Via Videoconference

Governor Abbott issued an executive order in which it suspends certain notary public requirements. These are temporary suspensions and temporary rules based on a response to COVID-19 and the emergency orders that are in place. I want to share with you kind of what the governor has done and then I’ll explain a little bit about how that affects all of us. Read More

Estadísticas Sorprendentes / Startling Statistics

Seguros, ahorros y un amuleto de la buena suerte. Estos son los tres elementos que empresarios utilizan para proteger su empresa, ¿verdad? Mientras que el seguro puede cubrirle para acontecimientos imprevistos como emergencias médicas, sólo la planificación patrimonial prepara a su empresa para escenarios en el peor de los casos. / Insurance, savings, and a good luck charm. These are the three elements business owners use to protect their business, right? While insurance can cover you for unforeseen events like medical emergencies, only estate planning prepares your company for real life worst-case scenarios. Insurance, savings, and a good luck charm. Read More

Probate during Quarantine

One of the things that we have available to us here and in Texas and in most jurisdictions is what’s called the revocable trust. The revocable trust allows you to avoid probate altogether as long as you’ve handled it properly in and put everything inside the ownership in the trust. So, if you want to avoid probate, we do have a mechanism to avoid that and not having to go into hearings and deal with court situations. Read More

For safety, doing our part too

Why are our clients smiling? We just offered them a web conference meeting instead of having to meet for our consultation. We even surprised ourselves when we realized it was EASY. You know what’s even better? They didn’t have to leave their house! In these cautious COVID-19 times, The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm is taking steps to offer the best client experience and that includes your health and safety. We are now offering web conference appointments and invite you to call us today! Read More

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

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

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

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

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