Do I need to retain a real estate lawyer if I’m already working with a credible realtor?

Yes. It is best to consult a real estate attorney before you enter into a contract to purchase real estate. Realtors are not permitted to give legal advice regarding a real estate transaction. There is also the ethical concern due to the fact that realtors are paid on commission.

I feel that some of my HOA’s policies appear to violate property laws. Is there recourse, short of moving?

Of course there is! If you believe an association is infringing upon your legal rights as a property owner, and you own a condominium or other HOA-managed property, contact The Weichert Law Firm for help.

What are the things I need to know or do before starting construction on property I own or am contemplating purchasing?

There are a number of important things to consider before a new build. This is especially true if the premises will be used for business purposes, or if the land comes with any governmental oversight. It is always best to consult a knowledgeable land development and governmental approvals attorney before proceeding.

Do I need to retain a business attorney before starting a new company?

Though you are not required by law to consult with a business attorney prior to establishing a new venture, doing so allows you to start off on the right foot. The Weichert Law Firm can help you understand the different types of business structures and how each influences important matters such as tax burdens, personal liability, and more.

Is it safe to use business contract templates I found on the internet?

Perhaps, but maybe not. As you know, not everything you find online is accurate or credible. There’s no telling if a contract template you find was prepared by a knowledgeable professional or not. Though it may cost you more upfront to have your commercial contracts drafted by an experienced business lawyer, doing it the right way the first time reduces the need for costly litigation in the future should a problem arise.

What is the difference between mediation & litigation?

There are several key differences between mediation and litigation for commercial dispute resolution. Mediation allows both parties to settle a disputes in a more informal and collaborative approach, and is often more cost-effective and less stressful than traditional litigation. If the parties cannot agree in mediation, you then have the right to pursue the issue in court through litigation.

I’ve been named as executor of a probated estate. Where do I start?

Probating a will can be overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. The Weichert Law Firm has helped many people complete the probate process efficiently and completely. We will advise you on the steps you need to take.

What are your hours of operation?

Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm. We will accommodate an off-hour meeting by appointment.

How can I pay my invoice?

The Weichert Law Firm accepts payment via cash, check, Visa and Mastercard.

The Weichert Law Firm represents Austin and central Texas clients in cases pertaining to business services, real estate transactions, land development and governmental approvals, HOA and condominium law, civil litigation, and estate planning and probate. Contact our office today at (512) 263-2666 to schedule a consultation with an experienced civil practice lawyer.

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