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The different ways to resolve a contract dispute

If you are the owner of a business in the state of Texas, it is likely that you are familiar with putting contracts in place to establish agreements with employees, clients, partners and shareholders. These contracts essentially provide a safety net to avoid unnecessary disagreements in the future.

Unfortunately, however, contracts can sometimes be breached by one party, and as a result, a dispute can arise. There are several ways in which a business owner can approach a dispute like this and successfully resolve it.

Common questions about short sales in Texas

If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage repayments in the state of Texas, it is important that you do not ignore the problem and instead that you take a proactive approach.

There are many things you can do to help you and your family get through your financially difficult times. For example, you can get in touch with your lender and ask if you can change the repayment terms of your mortgage or have a break in repayments. If you continue to struggle financially, you may have to face going through a short sale in order to get rid of your home quickly. It is important that you understand how this process works and that you are aware of both the advantages and disadvantages.

Don't let your emotions stop you from planning your estate

Taking action to plan your estate can require a great deal of forethought and reflection. It's not easy to think pragmatically about the distant future and make plans accordingly. Additionally, thinking of a time when you are no longer able to make your own decisions can be a tough emotional exercise.

However, the temporary unpleasantness of planning for the future is no reason to procrastinate on planning your estate. Essentially, the act of planning an estate is an act of realism, and it can also be viewed as a positive step in many regards. It can help to make things easier for your loved ones, and thinking about the legacy that you will be able to leave can bring a great deal of satisfaction.

How to contest a foreclosure in Texas

The prospect of losing your family home can be one of the most stressful things that you can deal with. Foreclosure is not usually beneficial to anybody, since selling a home through a short sale will tend to retrieve a lower than market value at sale. This is why you should do everything you can in order to contest an upcoming foreclosure.

Fortunately, you may have the possibility to do so if you take the time to understand how the law works. You will have many chances in which to attempt to negotiate with your creditor. Since a foreclosure is unlikely to be an advantageous outcome for your lender, it is probable that your creditor will do everything they can in order to help you to avoid foreclosure.

Can virtual visitation be a solution for long distance families?

When parents separate, it can often mean that one or both of them will decide to relocate to a different town, city or state. The parents will have their own reasons for doing so: Perhaps they want to be closer to family or they want to gain new career opportunities. However, relocation after a parental separation can have implications for the children.

Many children in the state of Texas have parents who live long distances away, and this can mean that typical child custody arrangements will simply not be possible. In order to help put some regulation into helping the child have a bond with their long-distant parent, the child custody system has looked to technology in order to help solve the issue.

How is spousal support decided in Texas?

A divorce is difficult time emotionally, but for many, it is also a difficult time financially. Perhaps both you and your partner worked, but your spouse earned significantly more than you. Or maybe you stayed home to care for the children.

Whatever the situation, you are now responsible for your own expenses. Even if you work, it is difficult to maintain your lifestyle. A spouse can receive spousal support in a Texas divorce, but only under very specific circumstances. Here is what you need to know about how spousal support is decided.

Refinancing your mortgage in Texas

If you are the owner of a home in the state of Texas, it is very likely that a significant portion of your income goes toward making your mortgage repayments. At times when your finances are stable, this should not be a problem. However, if you experience a change in circumstances, for example, if you lose your job, things can get very stressful very quickly.

If you do start to struggle financially for one reason or another, it is important to address the possibility of changing your mortgage repayments as soon as possible. This will minimize the risk of losing your home, but it will also help you to regain back a healthy cash flow.

Choosing a structure for your new business

There are many factors that contribute to the chances a business has of being successful. While viable business ideas and thorough market analysis are essential, choosing the right business structure can also be very important for the business' long-term success.

There are several business structures to choose from because different companies have differing needs. The main options that a new business has to choose from are corporations, sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLC) and partnerships.

Tips for the newly single to get through the holidays

Change is often a good thing. For one, it brings about growth. But if your recent changes involve separation or divorce and this is your first holiday as newly single, change can feel about as welcome as a skunk at a garden party.

It's expected — and quite normal — that you will feel a heightened sense of loss during the winter holidays. After all, you spent so many past holidays as one-half of a coupled unit. That doesn't mean that you should crawl under the covers until the calendar changes to 2019, however.

How you can ensure a safe exchange of child custody

The exchange of child custody can be one of the most excruciating circumstances for parents and children. When the parents have trouble getting along it can rub off on the children. The best interest of the child should always be taken into account when exchanging custody. There's a lot that goes into making the custody exchange safe for everyone in your family.

You need to consider bringing a third party with you during the exchange, and this goes for both parents. If you know a good conversation cannot occur without arguing, then it's time for each of you to bring a friend or relative to help facilitate the exchange for you.