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National Consumer Protection, Part 4: Title Loans and Payday Loans in Texas

If there is a universal language everyone speaks, it’s money, and the lack of it is a familiar and ever-present obstacle for most people. In the United States, borrowing money is all but inevitable if you want a car, a house, tuition money, or even something as simple as a mattress. Credit is not only … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 4: Title Loans and Payday Loans in Texas

Isolation During the Coronavirus can be Dangerous for Domestic Violence Victims

The outbreak and alarming spread of the Coronavirus is causing added stress and financial instability for many families around the world. This can cause an increase in domestic and sexual violence seen in abusive partners. The idea of social distancing is to flatten the curve of the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases and eliminate … Continue reading Isolation During the Coronavirus can be Dangerous for Domestic Violence Victims

National Consumer Protection, Part 3: Coronavirus Scams

Overview The Coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic spreading fast causing panic among Americans as the outbreak kills more and more people each day. People are becoming wary of the severity and fear for their lives and the lives of others. Unfortunately, the chaos and disparity circulating the Coronavirus has caused people to fall victim … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 3: Coronavirus Scams

Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Online Intake

Lone Star Legal Aid is available and accepting online applications for all of its offices. We hope that our client community is safe and managing well during these ever-changing and uncertain times. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic across our service area and Lone Star Legal Aid’s work continues with all operations running … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Online Intake

National Consumer Protection, Part 2: Surprise Medical Billing

If you’ve received a surprise bill after a trip to an emergency room you thought would be covered by insurance, it’s a result of something called balanced billing. Balance billing occurs when an insured patient receives care from a physician, hospital or other health care provider, who is not part of a patient’s health plan … Continue reading National Consumer Protection, Part 2: Surprise Medical Billing