1. Is a DBA a company that protects me when I do business?
No. A DBA, which stands for “Doing Business As” is not a proper company under the eyes of the law that protects its owner(s)’ assets from lawsuits.
To receive the proper protection, a company must be formed and filed. In Texas, we file companies with the Texas Secretary of State. One of the more common filing is the Texas Limited Liability Company. It is a very easy company to create and manage with the right advice from an attorney.
2. Does the law firm offer flat-fee rates?
Yes. For certain cases, we do offer flat rates. Our wills and estate packages are flat rates.
3. Can I get divorced right away?
No. Texas has a 60-day cooling-off period. There are some exceptions.
4. How long are consultations?
1 hour. Sometimes the consultations last longer than an hour. You will not be charged more if the consults go longer.
5. Do I meet with an attorney for my consultation?
Yes. You will meet with a licensed attorney who practices in the area related to your consultation. Typically, you will meet with one of the partners, attorney Jason Oxner or attorney Arpita Legha.
6. How much is a consultation with an attorney?
$150. We charge a flat rate fee of $150 for consultations with a licensed attorney who practices in the area described for your consultation.
7. How long do I have to probate a will after someone has died?
4 years. While there are some exceptions, the Texas Estates Code lists 4 years from the date of death. There are some exceptions. We have probated estates older than 4 years.
8. Where is the Oxner Legha Law Firm located?
Cypress, Texas. The Oxner Legha Law Firm is located at 12300 Dundee Ct., Suite 116, Cypress, Texas 77429.
9. How much does it cost to file for a divorce?
$273. In Harris County, the court charges $273 for a no-child divorce, plus a $2.00 Court Service Fee, and then the filing system charges $9.95, totaling $282.95.
10. Is property in a divorce always split 50-50?
No. A common misconception is that property and money is split equally, 50-50. There are many factors the court takes into account when deciding how to split community property. The court uses the “just and right” standard.
11. Do I have to pay alimony to my spouse after the divorce?
No. Texas does not have alimony. Texas does however have spousal support, which is somewhat similar to alimony, but there are strict requirements.
12. Do I have to pay child support if I lose my job?
Yes. Even if you lose your job, the court will still mandate that you pay child support. The amount is highly specific on some factors that a family law attorney can discuss with you.
13. How much child support do I have to pay?
Depends. It depends on how much you make and how many children you have.
14. Is there a maximum amount for child support?
Yes. The current cap is $9,200, meaning the maximum amount considered on net resources is $9,200 per month for child support.
15. What services does the Oxner Legha Law Firm offer?
We practice Debt Defense, Probate Law, Real Property Law, Business Law, Family Law, Wills and Trust Law, Civil Litigation, and other areas. We do not practice Immigration, Criminal Law or Patent Law.
16. Is a power of attorney valid after someone dies?
No. A Power of Attorney document is terminated upon the principal’s death.
17. Will my home automatically pass on to my wife/husband when I die?
No. In Texas, you will need to probate the estate to transfer the title (some exceptions apply). To avoid probate, many individuals will have an attorney draft a Revocable Transfer on Death Deed as part of their estate plan to avoid probate. Properties do not automatically transfer to a spouse when someone dies.
18. Does my home automatically pass to my children/heirs when I die?
No. In Texas, you will need to probate the estate to transfer title (some exceptions apply). To avoid probate, many individuals will have an attorney draft a Revocable Transfer on Death Deed as part of their estate plan to avoid probate. Properties do not automatically transfer to children.
19. Who pays for probate?
The Estate. The costs for probating an estate can be relatively inexpensive or alternatively, very expensive depending on the circumstances. Oftentimes the executor/executrix or administrator/administratrix are hesitant to step forward because of the costs. There are different arrangements with the firm, but most often, the individual stepping forward will pay the costs then be reimbursed by the estate (the money from the person that has died). Alternatively, we can also have the estate pay directly for all costs so that the person who has come forward to act on behalf of the estate does not have to bear the costs of probate.
20. Are we hiring?
Yes. We are currently seeking a family law paralegal to start immediately.
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows another person to act for you while you are living.
22. Does this law firm offer free consultations?
Yes. But we only offer free consultations for personal injury accidents where you are injured, otherwise we charge $150.00.
23. Does this law firm practice child custody law?
Yes. We practice family law, which encompasses child custody disputes.
24. What is the Oxner Legha Law Firm‘s google rating?
5. We currently have a google rating of 5 stars.
25. What is the Oxner Legha Law Firm‘s yelp rating?
5. We currently have a yelp rating of 5 stars.
26. What Oxner Legha Law Firm‘s business hours?
Monday through Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm. Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
27. What is an executor?
An Executor is an individual named in a Will that is asked to administer the estate of someone who has passed through probate. Click to learn more.
28. Who is an Administrator?
An Administrator is an individual who volunteers to administer the estate of someone who has passed through probate. Click to learn more.
29. What are Letters Testamentary?
Letters testamentary are court issued documents (similar to a power of attorney) where the listed executor is given Letters of Testamentary after being authorized by the court and having taken an oath. Letters Testamentary list who is authorized to act on behalf of the estate – the person who has died. Click to learn more.
30. What are Letters of Administration?
Letters of Administration are court-issued documents that list the individual appointed to act on behalf of someone’s estate – the person who has died. Click to learn more.
31. What is an operating agreement?
An operating agreement is also known as a company agreement and sets out the rights and duties and ownership of a company. Click to learn more.
32. What is a service agreement?
A service agreement is a contract listing the important terms of a contract from one business to another. Click to learn more.
33. How much does it cost to file an LLC?
$800. The Oxner Legha Law Firm charges a flat rate fee of $800 to file an LLC on behalf of its clients. We will cover the filing costs and obtain the necessary paperwork on your behalf. Click to learn more.
34. How long does it take to File an LLC in Texas?
Immediately. We can file an LLC with the Texas Secretary of State the same day that you provide us with the information. The Texas Secretary of State generally gets back to us within 48 hours confirming acceptance of the LLC filing.
35. What forms of payment does the law firm accept?
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Checks, and Cash.