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What Is A Life Estate?

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A life estate governs the length of time both owners have rights to the estate and what they may do with it in that time. The “life tenant” is the person who holds the estate throughout their entire lifetime. The co-owner, or “remainderman,” can take complete ownership of the estate…

What to Expect When You Hire an Attorney

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Hiring a lawyer for the first time can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to expect. It’s important to understand what you should expect out of a quality lawyer. If you hire a lawyer for any reason and they don’t meet these expectations, they aren’t working for you…

Requirements for a Valid Will in Texas

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What are the requirements for a valid will in Texas? A will, or last will and testament, is a binding legal document that states your final wishes. In a will, the testator – the person writing the will – can leave specific instructions on how their property is to be…

Why are articles of incorporation important?

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Looking to start your own small business? Congratulations, entrepreneur! While starting a business can be an exciting experience, it can also be overwhelming. Small business owners have a lot on their plates, including business planning and strategy, marketing, sales, staffing and customer service. Where do you even start? One of…

How to Start a Small Business

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With the idea for a small business in your mind and a business plan written, it’s time to begin taking steps toward making your idea the real thing. There are many things you need to consider when starting a small business - the most important being that everything is legal.…

Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Deeds

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Deeds are part of any real estate transaction. Knowing what is right and wrong when writing a deed is key in ironing out the fine details during the transfer of ownership. Here are some important tips for writing a deed. Where To Start Preparing a deed by yourself is possible,…