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

Greetings, you’ve been sued

This week’s post is brought to you by our good friend and litigator, Attorney Ryan C. Solis, who was our guest contributor for our February issue of Dickerson Digest, our print newsletter. Nothing can ruin a day quite like reading these words when served with a lawsuit.  Unfortunately, it appears that lawsuits are on the… Read More