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Newsletter - July-August 2012

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In this Summer- Themed Issue:

checkmark_red_768pxClient Spotlight: Stephanie Bangs, DDS 

checkmark_red_768px Articles on...
--Making sure your Will is in order before taking a trip;
--Four Part Series on Immigration Reform in the US
--Using Non-Compete Agreements to protect your business

checkmark_red_768px Who We Are Outside the Law: Pictures from David's Recent Vacation to California

checkmark_red_768px What's New at Cook & Gore: We welcome our newest staff-member, Sarah Gipson

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Client Spotlight On:

Bangs Family Denistry

Stephanie Bangs, D.D.S. is our Client Spotlight this month.  Dr. Bangs is an accomplished dentist practicing in Tarrant County, Texas, and has been a valued client of Cook & Gore.  Not only is Dr. Bangs a client, but she also went to college with Mr. Cook & Mr. Gore.  Likewise, she is Mr. Cook's own dentist. 

Dr. Bangs serves patients across the DFW Metroplex with general dentistry, implant restorations, and cosmetic dental care.  As her website says, "We specialize in tailor-made dental experiences that establish and maintain optimal oral health, while meeting your ideals for cosmetic dentistry."  

Read an interview with the Stephanie Bangs, D.D.S. by clicking here


Click Here to Read about:
checkmark_red_768pxMaking sure you name a Guardian for your children
checkmark_red_768pxGiving a Medical Power of Attorney to your childrens' caretaker
checkmark_red_768pxOther considerations that may be important for you and your children

Click Here Read about:
checkmark_red_768pxThe Supreme Court's Ruling on Arizona's Immigration Law
checkmark_red_768pxPresident Obama's Executive Order and its impact on Immigration Law


Click Here to Read about:
checkmark_red_768pxNon-Compete Agreements
checkmark_red_768pxNon-Solicitation Agreements
checkmark_red_768pxOther methods of protecting your business

Who We Are Outside the Law...

When we are not hard at work on our clients' cases, our lawyers do get away occassionally to take a vacation!  David and his wife went on a recent vacation to San Francisco and Monterey, California and had a wonderful time.  While in sunny California, they saw the Golden Gate Bridge, a SF Giants baseball game, Alcatraz, and the beautiful coast along Highway 1.

At Cook & Gore, we hope you, too, enjoy your summer vacations and that you stay safe.

At Right (Top): David and his wife with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

At Right (Middle): A picture taken from Alcatraz Island, which was surprisingly beautiful for a prison!

At Right (Bottom): One of the beautiful vistas we passed on Highway 1.





Spotlight on Probate...

Did you know that Cook & Gore helps all types of families with Probating their Loved Ones' Estates--even if they don't have a Will?  Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive about this area: 

My Loved One just died--do I really need to probate his/her estate?
A: Yes.  It is extremely important that you probate the estate so that you can legally transfer title to all of the assests he/she owned.  Many types of property--including homes--cannot be transferred without a court order from a probate judge.
What is involved in the process of probating an estate?
A: First, your attorney will help you file an Application to Probate the Will (or, if there is no Will, an Application to Probate the Estate).  This Application will list a proposed Executor/Administrator who will be responsible for wrapping up the affairs of the deceased person, paying creditors, and then transferring all of the property to the beneficiaries.  The court will have a hearing to name the Executor, and after that, the Executor will work with their attorney to notify creditors, pay any claims, and then legally distribute all of the property to the beneficiaries.  Completing this entire process typically takes an average of 6-9 months.

How much will this probate procedure cost?
A: Costs vary depending on the unique facts of the case, but the total cost for uncontested cases is typically around $1,750-$2,500.

Call Today if you or someone you know needs help Probating the Estate of a Loved One. Our number is 214-236-2712


Cook & Gore Welcomes Sarah Gipson to our legal staff!

Recently, the Firm hired Sarah Gipson to fill our vacant paralegal position.  We are so pleased to have Sarah join our staff, and she will be an invaluable resource not only to us, but also our clients.

Sarah is originally from Oklahoma, and spent time at the University of Oklahoma before moving to Texas 6 years ago.  

Welcome, Sarah, to Cook & Gore!

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