Common Agricultural Liens in Texas

Common Agricultural Liens in Texas

A lien is a legal arrangement between a debtor and a creditor. It gives the creditor—a person who is owed money—the right to hold onto the debtor’s property until the debtor has paid his or her debt. Below, you will find brief descriptions of agriculture-related...
You’ll Get an Ear-ful if You File in the Wrong Court

You’ll Get an Ear-ful if You File in the Wrong Court

A Guide to What Court Hears What Kind of Case You’re ready to file a lawsuit! Now what? The first step is to choose where you are going to file. If you file in the wrong place, the court will have to throw out your case. A court simply cannot hear a case if it doesn’t...
Fork in the Road: Should You Sue or Settle?

Fork in the Road: Should You Sue or Settle?

Just like a fork in the road, there are many ways your journey might take you. When you are wronged, you might believe that a suit is the only path. But, going through the legal system might not bring the end result you wish. This article will discuss how you decide...
Understanding Judgments: Part 3

Understanding Judgments: Part 3

Collecting on Your Judgment You have received a judgment in your favor, but how are you going to collect what is owed to you? Thankfully, as stated in part 2 of this blog post series, there are legal processes to assist you if you don’t receive payment. The last blog...
Understanding Judgments: Part 2

Understanding Judgments: Part 2

How do you perfect your judgment? Now that you understand judgments and you have a judgment in your favor, how are you going to collect what is owed to you? Thankfully, there are legal processes to assist you in enforcing the judgment. The court will not automatically...
Understanding Judgments: Part 1

Understanding Judgments: Part 1

What exactly is a judgment? A judgment is the formal decision made by a court following a lawsuit. Once the court decides the issues that each party presented, the lawsuit is concluded. The judgment indicates who won the lawsuit and what “damages” they are entitled to...