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A little more about Deeds

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There seems to be a lot of confusion as to what is necessary to convey title to real property. Generally, a deed is necessary to convey title from one party to another. I’ve come across many people who try to convey property using a “Bill of Sale”. A Bill of

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Estate Planning

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Have a good estate plan or you loved ones will pay the price (to an attorney). There’s an old cliché saying that goes “The only two things in life that are unavoidable are death and taxes”. Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true as you could technically choose prison time instead of

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Think Twice Before You Update Your Status

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So you may have found yourself in the middle of a dispute that can range from anything to a civil contract dispute to a child custody suit. And you may have heard rumblings that people use Facebook or other social media as evidence in their cases. And those rumblings have

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So, your young adult child went off and got themselves arrested…

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We frequently get calls from parents inquiring what to do when their child gets their first (and hopefully only) run-in with the law while off to college or living on their own for the first time. While most of the time these incidents are small misdemeanor cases, if they are

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Title Paperwok

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Whenever you go to a title company to close on the purchase or sale of real property, a number of documents will be thrust in front of you. While you will then do your best to scan these documents in a couple seconds, you will probably sign them anyways without

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On Deeds

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There is no “standard form” for a deed, although Texas does have certain rules that apply if a deed is to be valid. For instance, the intent to convey property must be clear from the wording; the property must be sufficiently described; and the deed must be signed and acknowledged

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Easements Ain’t Easy

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Hopefully, before you bought your farm or ranch property, you were advised to make sure you had road access or utility access to your property from a public road. If not, you may need to acquire access to your property from one of your neighbors, or you will only be

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Surface Estates and Surface Rights

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Unfortunately, the law relating to surface rights and mineral rights in Texas is about as complex as any area of law. Ask any truthful attorney (yes, I know, too easy) and they will admit that while studying for the bar exam, they spent hours worrying over the many complexities that

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Property Owners Associations

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A man’s house may be his castle, but at some point, man decided his castle was much more valuable if it was surrounded by other castles of similar design, function, and similarly manicured lawns and gardens. As such, Property Owners Associations were formed. Also referred to as “Home Owners Associations”,

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