When you purchase a new home, you may be required to join a homeowners association, or HOA. Although this may seem like a small matter, it is important to understand the full legal implications of being part of one of these associations. The most common legal issues you can face involving the HOA or another type of property owners association fall into two main categories: homeowner breach of contract and HOA breach of contract.
If you are reading this article because you’ve recently lost a loved one, you have our firm’s sincere condolences for your loss. All the tasks to complete following the death of a loved one can seem overwhelming. Even more daunting is the prospect of trying to decide what should be done from a legal standpoint to resolve your loved one’s estate and property issues. This article is designed to describe generally what surviving family members need to do after a loved one passes. It will familiarize the reader with the various options Texas law offers to administer and resolve the estate of a deceased loved one.
Here are the upcoming holidays for both Harris County and Montgomery County, so you can plan your schedule without any surprises.
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the biggest gift-giving days of the year are almost upon us, making this an ideal time to discuss the legalities of gift giving. Most of us know there are some "gifts" you can't legally give. You can't give away your kids, you can't offer a "gift" ( i.e., bribe) to a government official, and while actual monetary limits vary, your work probably won't allow you to accept a large gift either. Even personal gift giving has some legal issues involved -— make sure you are ready to give and receive gifts this holiday season, or any time of year.
It is recommended that at least once a year, or when you have a major, life changing event, you review your estate planning documents to ensure that they are in order. Changes that occur within your life can cause these issues to be dated or no longer relevant. Here is a checklist that you should follow when determining if your legal affairs are in order.
A last will and testament is a common tool used to document the creator's final wishes. Most wills are relatively mundane, passing property to spouses, children and other relatives without any real surprises. However, throughout history, there have been some wills that caught the world's attention with their odd and unique clauses.
Employment contracts help protect the interests of both the employer and the employee. Either the employee or the employer can be in breach of an employment contract. But when an employee breaches an employment contract, steps must be taken to ensure a fair and equitable settlement.
Topics: Employment Contract
Two legal documentations — summons and subpoenas — look similar but are quite different. Learn more about the differences between these two common legal documents.
Lone Star College is proud to support small businesses in our area by hosting the Lone Star Small Business of the Year Award. This award recognizes local businesses who provide valuable and reputable services and also help the community. Here's more information about this prestigious award.
Although it may seem hard to believe, we are already halfway through spring, and summer 2019 will be here before you know it. Fortunately for residents of The Woodlands, Texas and those who live in nearby communities, there is no shortage of events to keep you busy.