Can I Lose My Land Through Adverse Possession in Texas?

Myths abound about various aspects of Texas law, but this one is no myth. A person who trespasses and uses another person’s land without the owner’s permission may eventually become the owner of that land if certain criteria are met. Keep this in mind if a neighbor is encroaching on your property or … [Read more...]

Does Your Contract Contain a Choice of Law Provision?

Virtually all businesses rely on contracts of one kind or another, whether your business is wholesale, retail or service-oriented. Before you send another contract out for signatures, or sign one on behalf of your business, review the paragraphs related to choice of law. Even though these provisions … [Read more...]

What to Expect from a Will Contest in Texas

Losing a loved one is emotionally devastating. It’s normal to be unable to think about anything other than your grief and how to cope with the sudden void in your life. But, if your loved one left a will that seems suspect, or a would-be heir is unhappy with his or her share of the estate, be … [Read more...]

Solving Boundary Line Disputes in Texas

As the old saying goes, good fences make good neighbors. When it comes to keeping your animals from roaming or keeping your neighbor’s dog out, the saying rings true. But what if your neighbor builds his fence too close to the boundary line for comfort? Or worse – encroaches on your property with … [Read more...]

Discrimination in a Private Business – Legal or Illegal?

The question is not whether a business can discriminate or not – many do so openly on a regular basis. A women’s fitness center discriminates against men who might want to join, while a well-known golf club in Georgia excludes females altogether. Both of these examples portray gender discrimination. … [Read more...]

Who Decides Where an Estate Is Probated?

Every state has rules dictating where an estate may be probated if a person dies within the state, and Texas is no exception. Under Texas law, an estate may be probated in the county where the deceased resided if he or she lived in Texas. If a person died in Texas but lived elsewhere, the person’s … [Read more...]

What Happens When You File Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a big step that involves significant negative impact on your credit, so it is important that you only enter into it after understanding exactly what you are facing. That said, it can be a way of obtaining a fresh start after a severe financial crisis, such as a job loss or accumulation … [Read more...]

What Do Crowdfunding and Commercial Real Estate Have in Common?

Don’t feel bad if you’ve heard of crowdfunding, but you’re not really sure what it means. Many of us in the throes of balancing careers and families have little time to keep up with all the latest trends. In this article, we’ll give you a short definition of crowdfunding and explain its potential in … [Read more...]

What Is a Grantee?

Whether one is speaking of real estate transactions or estate planning, a grantor is the person who is deeming property to the other, the grantee. A trust or other document may use different language, such as “the party of the first part” and “the party of the second part,” but in such cases the … [Read more...]

How to Start the Adoption Process

The adoption process in Texas is quite involved. The Texas Department of Family Protective Services, or DFPS, requires that prospective adoptive parents successfully complete several steps in the assessment process before they become eligible to adopt. If you have any difficulties meeting their … [Read more...]