Practice Areas

Family Law

When two people agree their marriage cannot be saved, they generally decide to file for divorce. Under Texas law, the dissolution for marriage can be instituted by either party under “no fault” provisions. One of the parties to the action must have resided in the county of the filing for a period of at least [..]

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Probate

Losing a loved one is stressful; the probate process must be used for all assets of a decedent that are not considered community property, property that has a transfer on death designation or property that lists a named beneficiary. In most cases, Texas allows for independent administration of an estate although there are four methods [..]

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Estate Planning

Planning for the future is a necessity, particularly if you have children. Texas families who are considering estate planning need assistance with a range of legal documents to protect their family and to ensure their final wishes are carried out.  At the Law Office of La’Donna Harlan, we can help you draft the necessary documents [..]

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Real Estate

Real estate is generally one of the most significant investments you will make in your lifetime. Whether you’re purchasing a single family home or buying an investment property you may find you need the advice of a real estate attorney. Landlord Tenant Services When you’re renting a property there are certain disclosures that must be [..]

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Civil

If you’re involved in a dispute with another party that simply cannot be resolved, you may need to work with an attorney who handles civil disputes. Civil lawsuits cover a number of issues including breach of contract, a landlords failure to return your security deposit, property damage and other similar issues. These are non-criminal cases [..]

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Personal Injury

When someone is injured due to a deliberate act or negligent act of another person in Texas, contacting an attorney immediately is the best way to preserve your rights. Texas allows victims to file suit for up to two years after being injured. However, personal injury claims take time to investigate and your attorney will [..]

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Social Security

Being unable to work because of a chronic illness will result in a financial hardship for your family. Social Security Disability (SSD) is designed to ensure you have money available to help you pay for daily expenses when you’re unable to work due to health reasons. In most cases, those who are eligible for disability [..]

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