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Nobody Wants A Contested Probate

Nobody Wants A Contested Probate

I have written a similar column before, but I want to stress that if you are in a second (or third or fourth) marriage and have children from these different relationships, take responsibility and sit down with an estate planning attorney to CREATE AN ESTATE...
Trespassing

Trespassing

The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law.  Any readers with a legal problem, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult an attorney for advice on their particular...
Landlocked Property Myth

Landlocked Property Myth

By Sam A. Moak A common legal myth that is often heard in cafes and barber shops around Texas is that property cannot be landlocked because a neighboring landowner is required to allow entry.  This is simply false.  Understanding this can be important...
Landowner Liability

Landowner Liability

By Sam A. Moak A common concern for any Texas landowner is when they may be held liable if someone is injured on their property.  Landowners often ask, “What can I do to protect myself in the event this occurs?”  It is important for landowners to understand the duty...
What Do You Own?

What Do You Own?

Crazy question What do you own?  The starting point for any Texas landowner in considering the legal issues he or she may face is to consider what the landowner actually owns.  This week’s column will address some of the aspects of ownership. When land is...
Building, Replacing & Maintaining Fences

Building, Replacing & Maintaining Fences

An area of law I am often questioned about revolves around building, replacing and maintaining fences. So I thought it would be an excellent subject for a column this week.  Texas law does not require neighboring landowners to share in the costs or future...
CONTRACTS FOR DEED – A BAD OPTION

CONTRACTS FOR DEED – A BAD OPTION

In the past, a common method of seller financing was through a Contract for Deed. In this transaction the seller and purchaser enter into an agreement that the purchaser will make payments over time and once a certain amount is paid the seller will deed the property...
DON’T BE A SHADETREE “ATTORNEY”

DON’T BE A SHADETREE “ATTORNEY”

You would not believe what I have found right here in Walker County, Texas with regards to property records. Hand written, homemade, or instruments that have nothing to do with what they state they are, all purporting to convey property. Just this week, I had a family...