When Should I Hire a Foreclosure Attorney?

The foreclosure process is a lengthy one, but it’s best to hire a foreclosure attorney as soon as you can. With an attorney by your side early in the process, you’re more likely to be able to negotiate a resolution with your lender and keep your home. When to Hire a Foreclosure Attorney Your lender [...]

Common Situations When You Should Hire a Real Estate Attorney

The most common reason people use a real estate attorney is for purchasing or selling a house. Unlike some states, Texas doesn’t require real estate attorneys for these transactions, but luckily for us, there’s no shortage of situations and transactions where a lawyer is needed. Here are some times when you definitely need a real [...]

How To Deal With Neighbors Encroaching On Your Property

When we move into a new home, we envision ourselves having weekend barbecues with our neighbors, knocking on their door when we need a cup of sugar, and having someone to collect our mail and feed our goldfish when we’re on vacation. This idyllic vision can sometimes give way to a reality that’s much [...]

Using The Name Or Likeness Of Another

In most states, you can be sued for using someone else's name, likeness, or other personal attributes without permission for an exploitative purpose. Usually, people run into trouble in this area when they use someone's name or photograph in a commercial setting, such as in advertising or other promotional activities. But, some states also [...]

Free Expression Limitations On Liability

Exception for News and Commentary You generally cannot be held liable for using someone's name, likeness, or other personal attributes in connection with reporting or commenting on matters of public interest. Many courts view this as a constitutional privilege based on the First Amendment, and some states have statutes explicitly exempting news reporting and [...]

Federal Lawsuit Austin

Man claims he was falsely arrested The Kelly Legal Group, PLLC filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a man was wrongfully arrested for failing to show his identification. Our Client was awaiting the start of his work day when two Texas Department of Public Safety agents approached he and a coworker and demanded to [...]

Ocwen told to stop

Ocwen Financial Corp. the mortgage servicer was recently hit with 20 states issuing cease-and-desist orders. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau soon followed with a lawsuit. The orders demanded that Ocwen not acquire any new servicing rights and residential mortgages until such time as the company can prove that it is financial viable and it [...]

Free Expression Limitations on Liability

Exception for News and Commentary You generally cannot be held liable for using someone's name, likeness, or other personal attributes in connection with reporting or commenting on matters of public interest. Many courts view this as a constitutional privilege based on the First Amendment, and some states have statutes explicitly exempting news reporting and [...]

Foreclosure Defense in May 2014

Pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a case of major importance as far as foreclosure defense cases go. The case is styled Arnold v Bank of America, N.A. et al Cause No. 13-40649. The reason the case is of such importance is the fact that the case [...]