Why should I have a professional review before I sign?

Everyday activities such as signing a lease, starting a new job and buying a used car can include a stack of paperwork. Throughout the DFW Metroplex, many people skip reading the fine print only to have it come back to bite them down the road. Having an attorney review complex documents is the best way to ensure you don’t find yourself in a bad situation in the future just because you were in a hurry or assumed that it was a standard.

At McDonnell Coates, LLP, we are well versed in all aspects of contract formation, contract drafting, contract review, breach of contract, and contract disputes. We can help you to better understand the long-term consequences of any contract or agreement before you sign the contract or agree to the terms. Our DFW Metroplex contract drafting attorneys are experts at deciphering dense language, summarizing key points, and highlighting areas of concern. Even the most straightforward contract can contain terminology that can create major problems later, including facing a breach of contract action, legal contract dispute, contract interpretation matter, or oral/written contract concern. And the fine print is not always the source of contract problems. Sometimes, the wording of seemingly harmless phrases can legally bind you to do something or pay for something that was not agreed to or expected.

To protect your best interests related to contracts and agreements, we can also help you (a) draft changes to the contract, (b) develop a counteroffer, or (c) negotiate different terms. We also have several notaries in our office who can notarize documents if you determine you are ready to enter into the contract.

Having a contract attorney review contracts and other documents is critical to ensure that your contract can withstand any challenge and properly states your goals. Further, at McDonnell Coates, LLP we believe in preventative legal planning and we offer professional review services at affordable rates, enabling all members of our community to safeguard their interests and prevent future issues that may require expensive legal representation.

Common contracts and documents that need reviewing

  • Medical Directives

  • Power of Attorney

  • Revocable Living Trust

  • Wills

  • Transfer of Property

  • Lease/Rental Agreement

  • Bill of Sale Forms

  • Eviction Notices

  • Revocation of Power of Attorney

  • Roommate Agreement

  • Firearm Bill of Sale

  • Do Not Resuscitate Forms

  • Employment Contracts

  • Independent Contractor Forms

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Divorce Agreements

  • Purchase Agreements

  • Stock Purchase Agreements

  • Asset Purchase Agreements

  • Post-Nuptial Agreements

  • Promissory Notes

  • Other – Specific Agreements

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Have you lost a loved one and now need to go through the probate process?

Entering probate without proper guidance can be troublesome. You want to relieve yourself of stress and ensure things go as smoothly and as swiftly as possible while you are going through this difficult time.

At McDonnel Coates LLP, our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable to ensure your loved one’s estate is treated fairly. If a last will and testament has been drafted, the probate process will include admitting the will to probate and distributing assets according to the will. If there is no will, the deceased person’s heirs will inherit according to Texas intestacy laws. An executor or administrator will be appointed, either according to the will or Texas law if no will exist, who must carry out the probate process in order to help ensure the estate is distributed appropriately.

At our firm, we pride ourselves in giving clients personal attention so that we may take them through the probate process as efficiently as possible. If you’ve been named as an executor in a will or there is no will, contact our DFW Metroplex attorneys today. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you.

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We endeavor to provide you superior client service and build a long-term relationship with you. We have a full team ready to meet your needs!