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Easement vs License

Easement vs License

We often have clients who ask us to prepare an easement for them when perhaps a license would be more appropriate. The difference between the two can be confusing.  An easement is an interest in land that typically lasts indefinitely but can be limited to a specified...
Deciding on a Business Entity

Deciding on a Business Entity

We are often asked to help clients decide what kind of entity they should create to operate a business or to hold investments. The choice they are trying to make is usually between a corporation and a limited liability company or LLC.  The first question which should...
Trees and Fences

Trees and Fences

Trees and fences seem to create more problems between neighbors than any other issues. We thought it might be helpful to answer some of the common questions concerning trees and fences Who owns a tree? The person who owns the land on which the trunk of the tree...
Texas Marital Property Rights

Texas Marital Property Rights

In the United States there are two types of property regimes used to determine the property rights of spouses in a marriage. Most states use English common law principles to determine property rights but nine states, including Texas, adopted community property...
Executor Duties

Executor Duties

Who is the Executor? The executor is the person named in the decedent’s will to administer the estate according to the instructions in the will and as required by law. State Requirements for Serving as Executor In Texas, an individual executor: Must be at least 18...