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Texas residential construction defects can be addressed, remedied

The Denton law firm of Jones & Associates is a passionate advocate for Texas individuals and families who need diligent legal help. We duly note on our website the firm’s “singular mission of holding those who harm our clients accountable to the fullest extent allowed by the law.”

One of our core practice areas is consumer protection. That is obviously a universe replete with many challenges and obstacles. Good-faith consumers are routinely defrauded or underserved by third parties they contract with or otherwise receive services from.

Securing appropriate financial support in a divorce

When navigating the end of a marriage, one of the most common concerns people have relates to their financial future. Divorce will bring significant financial change to the lives of both parties, and it can be quite important to determine a fair amount of spousal support, when applicable. Unless there is a need for alimony while the divorce proceedings are pending, this step usually comes further along in the divorce process, typically after determining how marital property should be divided.

When Texas family courts are considering how much spousal support a person should get or how long those payments should last, the entire marriage and other factors will be considered. The length of the marriage, the financial standing of both parties, the health of both spouses and even the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage can affect spousal support. In many cases, spousal support will only be given for a limited amount of time, typically long enough for the recipient to adjust to new financial circumstances.

The most common issues that affect estate planning and probate

The process of planning for the future and putting legal and financial protections in place is not easy. There are often difficult emotions and complex legal or financial factors to consider as a person drafts these plans, and certain issues can make it even more difficult. Family fighting, changes in tax laws and the state of the market are the most common issues that can complicate estate planning and probate.

When conflict is present in a Texas family, it can make it remarkably difficult to make smart plans for the future. Estate planning is already complex in blended families, and the presence of conflict complicates the process of naming beneficiaries, communicating plans and more. Disagreements within a family can also mean that people may want to change existing plans.

How to respond to being scammed

There is nothing more frustrating than realizing you’ve been scammed. Maybe you bought a faulty product, maybe you financed a bogus cause; whatever happened, your money is now with a scammer and you’re feeling the sting.

The good news is that there are consumer protections in place designed to keep you safe. Texas is equipped with the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), a law designed to punish scammers and repay the people who were scammed. If you think you’ve been had, don’t wait to push the issue.

Five ways to protect yourself from fraud

Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere today. Nightly news features continually report on how scammers tricked unknowing consumers into emptying their pockets under false pretenses. With the prevalence and increasingly convincing nature of scams, how can you protect yourself from becoming another victim?

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