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Mark D. on ContractsCounsel
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March 15, 2022

Mark D.

Attorney
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Dallas/Houston Texas
29 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO, TX
Thomas M Cooley Law School

Partnering with business clients to keep their greatest asset - their employees - from becoming their biggest liability. Mark accomplishes this by working with in-house counsel and human resource professionals of several Fortune 50 companies, as well as many smaller public and privately held profit and not for profit organizations, to provide advice and counsel on the day to day employment and workforce practice issues encountered by those organizations. For over fifteen years Mark has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed and practices in both Texas and Colorado and has focused his practice for the last 20 plus years on defending companies in employment and labor related matters. During this time Mark has had extensive experience in handling and responding to a wide range of local, state and federal employment issues that impact the management and operations of businesses in a wide range of industries. Mark's experience includes appearances before state and federal agencies and regulatory boards, litigation in both state and federal courts, defense of class actions and appearances before courts of appeal. While Mark regularly handles matters in litigation, he has a high regard for handling every issue with the best interest of the client’s business. Mark is a published author and regular speaks on labor, employment and workplace practice topics. Whether it be an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Wage & Hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor, or other state agency; an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or state agency charge claiming a violation of local, state or federal employment or labor laws; or the need for direction on a hiring, termination or business operational issue involving employees, Mark has extensive experience in handling these and many other employment and labor issues.

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Charlton M.

Attorney
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Dallas, TX
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Charlton Messer helps businesses and their owners with general counsel and contract drafting services. He has helped over 500 businesses with their legal needs across a variety of industries in nearly a decade of practice.

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Jimmy V.

Attorney
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Dallas, Texas
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University os San Diego

I’m a semi-retired, long-time US attorney with substantial experience in business and corporate law. I counsel startups and small businesses, help them set up corporations or LLCs across the country and draft a variety of contracts and corporate documents.

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January 17, 2023

Wendy C.

Attorney
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Arizona
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in AZ, IA, TX
Arizona Summit Law School

My legal practice is focused on business transactions like general corporate matters, fundraising, technology contract negotiation, blockchain, crypto or token analysis, and others. I hope to be a good asset to you and looking forward to finding out how I can be of help!

Faryal A. on ContractsCounsel
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February 23, 2023

Faryal A.

Attorney/Counsel
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Houston
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of Houston

Ms. Ayub is an attorney licensed to practice in Texas. Before moving to the US, she has a number of years of experience in contract review, analysis and drafting. Ms. Ayub is available to help you with your legal problems, as well as filling LLC and other business entity formation documents. To know more about her practice, please visit https://ayublawfirmpllc.com/.

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July 8, 2022

AHAJI A.

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Houston, TX
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NC, TX
Indiana University - IUPUI

Ahaji Amos, PLLC is a Houston-based intellectual property and civil litigation firm servicing clients throughout the U.S.

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August 14, 2022

Madeline P.

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Frisco, Texas
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Southern Methodist Uninversity - Dedman School of Law

I am the CEO and attorney at my law firm that I started in June 2020 (as other businesses were shuttering due to Covid-19). I am currently seeking contract work to supplement my case load as I recently finalized numerous family law cases within a short timeframe.

CRAIG C. on ContractsCounsel
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October 19, 2022
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November 3, 2022

Myron M.

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Dallas, Texas
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
South Texas College of Law

For over 20 years Myron E. Mims Esq. has provided legal and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses. Mims served as regional counsel for a real estate investment and development firm where he managed the Company’s contract execution and management, and dispute resolution affairs. Mims was responsible for oversight and risk management of all legal affairs, including management of a robust litigation docket consisting of a seven figure, multi-party construction lawsuit, and multiple vendor and tenant disputes. Mims prepared new contract docs and implemented execution and management processes that lead to the reduction of litigation. As a managing partner of Nixon Mims, LLP Mims provided legal and consulting services to clients of that consisted of real estate, construction, telecommunications, media and food industry businesses. Mims routinely assisted clients with developing corporate governance and management protocols, strategic planning initiatives, and advised clients in the negotiation and execution of complex business transactions. Mims routinely provided operational oversight and technical analysis for management. During this period Mims obtained firsthand experience of the access to capital impediments and challenges that growth-stage businesses face.

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November 2, 2022

David W.

Attorney
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Texas
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
South Texas College of Law

Founder David W. Weygandt, the Singing Lawyer, is passionate about helping families and businesses stay in tune with what they care about and avoid conflict. When injustice has been done, David is proud to stand up to the modern Goliath and vindicate your rights on your behalf. David lives and practices law in The Woodlands, Texas, and assists clients all across Texas.

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November 11, 2022

Nicole P.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in OK, SD, TX
Oklahoma City University School of Law

Attorney Nicole B. Phillips is a northwestern Iowa native and devotes her practice to the area of Family Law. She is an experienced trial attorney with over 12 years of family law experience. ​ Nicole graduated from The University of South Dakota with a degree in Criminal Justice, and attended Oklahoma City University School of Law to obtain her law degree. Prior to establishing Phillips Law Firm, P.C., Nicole built her first successful law practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she focused on Family Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury Law, and her second successful law practice in Sherman, Texas, focusing primarily on Family Law. ​ Nicole has one daughter, Arabella. In addition to enjoying time with her daughter, Nicole enjoys reading, family dinners, traveling, spending time with friends, and game nights.

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Prenuptial Agreement

Texas

Asked on Apr 15, 2023

Can a prenuptial agreement be challenged in court?

I am recently engaged and am considering entering into a prenuptial agreement with my fiancé. We have differing financial backgrounds and I am concerned that the agreement may not be fair to either of us. I want to understand if a prenuptial agreement can be challenged in court and the conditions under which this could happen.

Nicole P.

Answered May 12, 2023

Texas calls prenuptial agreements "Premarital Agreements". These agreements, just like any other contract, can be challenged in court. A challenge to the agreement does not mean it will be found invalid, however. Surviving a challenge to the premarital agreement is primarily accomplished all the way back to when the agreement is drafted and executed. There are requirements or prohibitions for the agreement terms to be valid, which are too numerous to list here, but can be found in the Texas Family Code, chapter 4. In Texas, no consideration is required, but the Agreement must be in writing, and signed by both parties. It must be free from fraud and duress, and entered into voluntarily. It cannot be unconscionable, and the parties must provide a fair and reasonable disclosure of the property and financial obligations (unless waived). Enforcement of a premarital agreement falls under the Texas Family Code 4.006. Additionally, any provision that would adversely affect the support of children is going to be prohibited. Conservatorship and possession/access (custody and visitation) will always be determined by the Court under the best interest of the children standard, regardless of what may have been put into the agreement. The best way to survive a challenge is to hire a competent attorney to draft the agreement, ensure the agreement complies with the Texas Family Code, provide a fair and reasonable disclosure from both parties, both parties being represented by their own attorney when entering into the agreement, and ensuring the agreement is available for review far in advance of the wedding date.

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Family

Postnuptial Agreement

Texas

Asked on Apr 23, 2023

How long does it take to create a postnuptial agreement?

My spouse and I have been married for 8 years and have recently decided to create a postnuptial agreement. We have discussed our intentions for the agreement, but I am unsure how long it will take to complete the process. I am looking for an estimate of how much time it will take to create and finalize the postnuptial agreement.

Faryal A.

Answered Jun 6, 2023

I can prepare a postnuptial agreement for you in 1 day. All you would need to do is add details of your assets. To execute it, you need to sign it before a notary to have it notarized. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss it further. Thank you.

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Family

Prenuptial Agreement

California

Asked on Oct 6, 2022

Are prenuptial agreements public record?

My partner and I are considering signing a prenuptial agreement before getting married. I want to keep it confidential and I'm not sure if we have to file this with the state or when we get married and would be publicly available?

Michael M.

Answered Oct 7, 2022

Prenuptial Agreements are private agreements between the parties. They are typically not public, however, if the matter goes to court, they can be made part of the public record.

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Family

Separation Agreement

New Jersey

Asked on Mar 29, 2021

What is the difference between a separation agreement and divorce?

I am considering options with my partner and don't want to go through a divorce if it isn't needed.

Jane C.

Answered Mar 29, 2021

Divorce is the legal termination of marriage. With a separation agreement, the couple remains married and the court outlines their rights and responsibilities while living apart. Disclaimer - This information is provided for general informational purposes only. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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Family

Medical Agreement

Virginia

Asked on Sep 29, 2022

My daughter who is 20 left the house with a man who is 15 year her senior am I obligated to had over all her personal documents

She does have some medical issues that needs medical appointments one for her eyes and heart when she was born I had German measles and she needs constant care

Michael T.

Answered Oct 11, 2022

If she's fully competent, then at 20 years old she is entitled to make her own decisions about who she has relationships with. If you have documents that she needs to engage competent medical care, then, yes; she should have those documents. In theory, if she needed them badly enough, she could sue you for possession of the documents (it's called a replevin lawsuit). Withholding documents about her medical care in order to force her to obey you regarding her relationship choices could cause you legal trouble down the road. Not to mention the cost it will have to your personal relationship with her. You're better off in the long run making sure she gets her needed medical care and being there to support her if and when her relationship sours. Trying to hold her documents over her is not a good idea, either from a legal standpoint or a human standpoint. Good luck and I wish you the best.

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