In the United States, there are over 3 million burn injuries every year. Severe burns can happen in a wide variety of ways involving not only fire and scalding liquids but also chemicals, electricity, and even radiation. They may be minor or life-altering and they can cause severe loss to those who suffer them as well as their loved ones. The damages that burns inflict on the body – both physical… Source
The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted September 24 to approve Joe Escobedo Jr. of Edinburg and Cindy V. Tisdale of Granbury as candidates for 2022-2023 president-elect. Escobedo and Tisdale will appear on the ballot in April 2022 along with any certified petition candidates. Presently there are no additional president-elect candidates, although members have until March 1 to submit their nominating petitions to the State Bar for certification. Escobedo Escobedo, a partner in Escobedo & Cardenas LLP, represents clients in complex commercial and tort-based litigation. He is certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of…
In Texas, guardianship is the legal process where one person is granted legal control over another person’s affairs.  There are broadly two types of guardianships:  guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.  A guardianship of the person is to be granted control over the decision-making authority of another, usually to make medical, residential, […] The post What is Guardianship? appeared first on Pyke & Associates PC.…
Customer’s FINRA Arbitration Hearing Seeking Up to $500K Will Take Place in Los Angeles Our broker fraud attorneys at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at investorlawyers.com) have filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Cetera Investment Services. A very elderly Chinese widow who entrusted the firm to keep her money safe suffered considerable losses in PB Investment Holdings. The claimant, who is from Shanghai, is requesting up to $500K in damages for the losses she sustained in PB Investment Holdings (formerly Beechwood), a now failed off-shore entity owned by imprisoned billionaire Greg Lindberg. Continue Reading › The post…
Photo by Steven Libralon When your child finally breaks into the world of acting or modeling and lands that first exiting role, you’ll be swept up in determining next steps, such as choosing a good agent or manager (if you haven’t already secured one), deciding whether moving to a new address/state would help your child land more gigs in the long-run, choosing trainings and camps to keep your child “sharp,” or even the elephant in the room—how to handle your child’s newly-established income. Although all of these should be considered to set your budding star up for success, it’s important…
When a tax return has been selected for office examination, generally the examination of the return will be conducted at the office of the IRS.  Normally a taxpayer will find an office examination has begun when he or she has received a letter or telephone call from the IRS informing him of such examination and that the IRS wants further records and information. Returns selected for office examination present issues which require some analysis and judgment in addition to verification of records.…
Texas is one of the few community property states in the nation, so almost everything a couple acquires during their marriage is subject to division in a divorce. That may not really seem fair to you, especially if you were the person in your marriage who carefully cultivated your nest egg while your spouse ran up the bills. A couple of your friends or relatives have quietly suggested that you “forget” to list some of your more obscure assets on your financial disclosure forms. Hiding assets in a Texas divorce is a very bad idea It’s a lot harder to…
It happens occasionally that business associations arise from existing relationships. Perhaps relatives create a family business. Friends open a store together. Neighbors come together to bring a new product or service to their community. But what happens when the existing relationship is a fiduciary relationship? A business opportunity can arise for an attorney and client, agent and principal, or trustee and beneficiary. These relationships bring with them responsibilities that might alter or add to the duties normally owed to each co-owner of a business. Here is a quick guide to the issues that can arise when fiduciaries go into…
The financial effects of a divorce will not only be felt during the process but can have lasting effects after the divorce was finalized. In a marriage where there is a great difference in the parties earning powers, it can leave the party with the least earning power wondering how they will survive financially after a divorce. However, there are a few ways a party can gain financial relief, but they must be granted by the Court. The state of Texas recognizes community property in the Texas Family Code, and it is defined as any property that is acquired by…
Ultimately what you are attempting to figure out in regard to your divorce case is what is in your best interests and what is in the best interests of your child. As a father, you may not have been at home with your kids as much as your wife has, but you still wanted to do what was best for them. Your work ethic and the resources that you have provided to your children is a testament to this. Now that you are going through a divorce it is necessary for you to ask tough questions about the future of…