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FFL Employers and Background Checks

One typical question that comes up during an FFL compliance visit is how does the company determine if an employee should be in active or constructive possession of firearms for business purposes.  In general, if you’re an FFL and have employees, you should have written policies in place, a background check process in place, frequent reviews of policies regarding background …

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Inheriting Firearms and Legal Issues Involved

An Introduction to Inheriting Firearms Leaving firearms to your loved ones, inheriting them, or managing them as an administrator of an estate all present unique legal issues.  Many of the legal issues and complications that plague the devising or inheritance of firearms stem from the multiplicity of laws involved the process.  Texas has laws governing both firearms themselves and how …

Considerations for a Texas Church Volunteer Safety Team

The following points are items that we would recommend all church organizations that want to implement a volunteer safety team (pursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 1702.333) consider before doing so.  Once your organization has answered these and any other questions that come up in the creation of your team, we recommend that all policies be written down in a …

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Texas Standard Possession Order Explained

A common request we hear at our firm from our divorce and family law clients is how exactly does the Texas Standard Possession Order work?  First, we need to explain some terminology.  The Texas Standard Possession Order, codified under section 153 of the Texas Family Code, will refer to the parents as the “Managing Conservator” and “Possessory Conservator” regardless of …

What I Learned Watching the Houston Astros

As a lifelong Astros fan (I grew up with Biggio, Bagwell, and the rest of the Killer B’s  in the Astrodome), watching them win the World Series for the first time in franchise  history in 2017 was a dream come true. I may or may not have worn an astros T-shirt to court under my jacket one day. Watching them …

Pleadings Are Not Court Orders

For the uninitiated, legal action (be it a divorce of child custody matter, contract dispute, or even criminal charges) is a foreign endeavor. Except for those of us mad enough to enter the legal profession, most people will only be involved in our legal system a handful of times, at most, during their lifetime. Unfortunately, this means that most people …

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Texas Limited Liability Company (LLC) Formation Documents

Overview Documenting a Texas LLC requires LLC members to think about numerous current and potential issues that may result during the lifetime of their business. Specifically, management, organizational, accounting, and taxation issues are common topics LLC members should consider. Generally, if an LLC gets sued, a plaintiff’s attorney will generally request the LLC’s company book and relevant documentation during the …

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Texas Knife Laws – 2017 Update

Texas Knife Laws – A Summary of the 2017 Legislative Changes On September 1, 2017, adults and minors can carry knives with a blade length less than 5.5 inches anywhere in the state of Texas. Adults can carry knives with a blade length over 5.5 inches anywhere in the state of Texas, unless it is listed in “location-restricted” in the …