Frequently Asked Questions
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.
4. How long are consultations?
1 hour. Sometimes the consultations last longer than an hour. You will not be charged more if the consults goes longer.
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.
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.
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.
17. Does my home automatically pass to my wife / husband 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 a spouse when someone dies.
18. Does my home automatically pass to my children / heirs when I die?
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. Often times 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 that has come forward to act on behalf of the estate does not have to bear the costs of probate.
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.
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.
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 Secetrary 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.