Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions of use (“The Agreement”) are provided by Rania Combs, attorney at law, an online Texas practice managed by attorney Rania Combs, a licensed solo practitioner. The Agreement will govern your use of this website, including all content provided on the website and through access to all online services provided by Rania Combs. The Agreement to provide legal services to you covers the time period from which you accept this Agreement and we have received your payment through our funds transfer service to the time we have provided you with the requested and purchased legal service.
You agree that it remains your responsibility to proceed as a pro se litigant by filing all legal documents and complying with Texas state and local procedures. By providing you with limited legal services, Rania Combs has not agreed to attend a hearing or trial on your behalf or provide any legal service extending beyond those services which you have purchased and we have agreed to provide. We only provide limited legal assistance and document preparation and review. After performing the services purchased by you, we have no further obligation to you.
Limitation of Services
While authorities in some jurisdiction may deem this website and this law practice to be an advertisement for legal services in their jurisdiction, our website should not be construed as a solicitation for legal services related to any other states’ law. This website and this legal practice offer services related to Texas law only.
Unlike a geographically located law practice, Rania Combs will not provide physical legal representation or commence litigation on your behalf. The purpose of this law practice is to provide limited legal advice and general counseling on Texas legal matters with prompt service provided in a cost-effective manner.
If we determine during our communication with you that your specific legal matter requires the engagement of a full service law firm, such as in the event that your situation may require the commencement of a formal lawsuit, then we will promptly refer you to a full-service firm in your area or refer you to the Texas Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service.
Nature of Unbundled Legal Services
This law firm is not a pre-paid legal service. Rather, it is an online legal practice where you are charged a one-time fee for limited legal services related to Texas law. Rania Combs provides unbundled legal services. This means that the legal services provided by us only extend to those services which you have requested and purchased and we have provided. After you have purchased a service and we have agreed to provide it and have completed the work, you cannot expect us to perform in any additional capacity.
For example, if we assist you in creating Estate Administration documents, it is not our responsibility to ensure that the forms are properly filed, to attend a hearing or trial on your behalf, or to provide any other legal services related to that matter beyond the original purchased and provided limited legal services. Likewise, after you have paid for the requested services and we have performed them, we will not expect any further payment from you other than payment for the original requested legal services performed by us.
As with any legal service, we cannot guarantee any legal outcome. By purchasing our services, you agree that it remains your responsibility to properly and timely file any legal documents and to comply with Texas state and local legal procedures.
The State Bar of Texas investigates and prosecutes misconduct committed by attorneys. Although not every complaint or dispute with a lawyer involves professional misconduct, the State Bar Office of the General Counsel will provide you with information about how to file a complaint. For more information, please call 1-800-932-1900.
Confidentiality – Security – Retaining of Records
Rania Combs provides limited legal services pertaining to Texas law only. The attorney responsible for this site is licensed to practice law only in the State of Texas. In compliance with the professional rules and restrictions of the Texas State Bar, and the Texas Bar Association, and for reasons of personal integrity, this practice is bound by stringent professional standards of confidentiality. Any information received by us from our clients is held in the strictest confidence and will not be released to anyone outside this practice unless agreed to by you, or as required under applicable law.
An attorney client relationship with this practice is established only after a specific question has been posed to an attorney at this practice through a prospective client’s login page and that question has been confirmed as received through a reply communication from an attorney in this practice. Prospective clients should be aware that our duties of confidentiality and the attorney client privilege may not arise until an attorney has expressly communicated the ability to respond to that prospective client. Once you have provided us with your personal information, we will first run a crosscheck for any possible conflict of interest before accepting representation of your matter. We may decline to provide our service to you if a conflict of interest is discovered.
All our records are securely retained in electronic files, along with secure backups, for the period of years required under Texas law.
Articles and Other General Public Information Provided on this Website
The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in this site without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in your state.
Rania Combs claims copyright protection on all the content provided in this website. The consent from this website may not be reproduced, copied, and/or redistributed in any form without the express permission of Rania Combs. Furthermore, the content from this website cannot be modified nor can it be used for commercial purposes. Each document posted at this website shall contain the following copyright notice:© 2009-2013 Rania Combs. All rights reserved.
No fee will be charged or obligation incurred by registering on this website. In most situations, a client’s funds will not be transferred to Rania Combs until the legal services requested by the client are ready to be accessed and received by the client on their personal login page.
Some requested services may require the upfront payment of a retainer fee before Rania Combs will begin work. After the client’s payment of the agreed upon price is confirmed through a Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) compliant credit card processor, the client will have complete access to the legal advice, documents, research or other services provided by the attorney.
If further communication with the attorney is required, the client may post a separate question regarding the received legal services or request a price quote for additional legal work. Rania Combs will not pay any court costs associated with your case which may be required as part of a lawsuit, filing fees or service of process fees.
Technology – Security
Primary communications are done through this website over Secure HTTP, which provides you with the highest industry standard protection available on the web. All payments are processed by Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) complaint credit card processors, and no credit card or payment account numbers are stored on our servers. The maintainer of this site has over 7 years experience developing secure web-based applications, from tax filing to background checking software, and uses secure programming techniques and best practices along with continual code auditing to ensure that this site is as secure as possible.
Links and Email Addresses
Links posted on this website to other websites are provided only as a convenience to our clients. We assume no responsibility for the content, security or reliability of any websites to which we have posted links.
Spamming, the unsolicited broadcasts of email addresses or links in this website, is prohibited and unauthorized.
1. General Site
2. Virtual Law Office
In order to retain our services, you must register on our website. There will be no fee charged for registration on this website. By registering you will receive access to a personal information page where you may request our services in a secure manner. By registering on our website, you are representing that you are at least 18 years of age and able to enter into a binding contact with Rania Combs. Furthermore, by registering you are representing that the information you provide to us is correct, accurate and updated.
Reviewing and Updating Your Personal Content
Rania Combs requests that you keep your personal contact information current. After you have registered on our website, you may enter your personal information page at any time to review and update your personal information.
Because we are a virtual law practice, we would prefer that you provide your information to us using the technology provided for you on your personal client login page. Use of the contact form on this website does not, by itself, establish an attorney-client relationship, and any information you convey to us via the Internet may not be secure, and information conveyed prior to establishing an attorney-client relationship may not be privileged or confidential.
Limitation of Liability – No Warranties
Rania Combs assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this website. We will not be responsible under any legal theory for damages, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special, arising as a result of your use of this website. As stated above, this website pertains to the practice of Texas law only. Therefore, the content of this website is not applicable in any state other than Texas. The parties expressly agree that no oral or other representation has been made as to additional warranties or services.
The general information provided on this website is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Rania Combs reserves the right to change, modify, add, and delete the content on this website.
Arbitration; Texas Law Applies
In the event we cannot, in good faith, arrive at a resolution of any dispute, then any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement or your representation by Rania Combs Law shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered of record in any court having proper jurisdiction. The locale of the arbitration shall be Houston, Texas. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas. Each party shall bear the burden of its own counsel fees incurred in connection with any arbitration proceedings. Each person who registers on this website is deemed to have knowingly and voluntarily waived any right to go to court to resolve any case or controversy related to this agreement, Rania Combs’ website or any services provided by her.
The rights and obligations created for you under this agreement may not be assigned to any other party.
Rania Combs will not be deemed to be in breach of this agreement for any delay or failure in performance caused by reasons out of its reasonable control, including acts of God or a public enemy; natural calamities; failure of a third party to perform; changes in the laws or regulations; actions of any civil, military or regulatory authority; power outage or other disruptions of communication methods or any other cause which would be out of the reasonable control of Rania Combs.
In the event that one or more of the provisions of this agreement shall be found unenforceable, illegal or invalid, it shall not affect any other provisions of this agreement, and this agreement shall be construed as if the provision found to be unenforceable, illegal or invalid had never been contained in the agreement, or the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision shall be construed, amended and/or reformed to be made enforceable, legal and valid.
IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
In compliance with the requirements of the IRS pertaining to the publication of Circular 230, we inform you that any advice contained on this website or in any communication originating from this website or this law practice which is related to U.S. federal tax advice is not intended or created to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of 1) either avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or promoting, marketing or 2) recommending to another party any transaction or matter that is contained on this website or in any communication originating from this law practice.
This agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations or agreements between Rania Combs and the client and constitutes the complete and final agreement between the parties relating to this agreement, Rania Combs’ website or any services provided by Rania Combs.
The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient’s state. The content of this Website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. Rania Combs expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this Website. Rania Combs is licensed to practice law in Texas.
Any information sent to Rania Combs by Internet e-mail or through the contact forms on this Website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. Transmission of information from contact forms on this Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Rania Combs Law, nor is it intended to do so. The transmission of the Website, in part or in whole, and/or any communication with us via Internet e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between us and any recipients.
Some links within the Website may lead to other web-sites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. The Firm includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents.
This Website and its contents are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
Furthermore, The Firm does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Website in a state where this Website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.
Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within the firm Website is prohibited unless the prior written permission of Rania Combs has been obtained.
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