So, you have a legal problem... maybe. But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won't get too serious... or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are some situations that should cause you to seek help right away. You have been served with a lawsuit. If you have been served, … [Read more...] about LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?
Here is a piece of legal advice for free that can save you a lot of money and hassles in the future. If you no longer own it, get it out of your name!This applies to a home, other piece of real property, auto, boat, or anything else that is "titled" or "deeded" to an owner. You may be tempted to think, "Let the new owner handle the transfer. It isn't my problem anymore." Whether you sold a car or … [Read more...] about If You No Longer Own it… Sign it Over
Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will need to split up the property. Any real estate that you owned together is now going to be titled to just one of you. A deed will need to be drafted, signed by both of you, and filed with official real estate records in your Texas county. How does this get accomplished and what happens if there are problems? Decide or find out: who is … [Read more...] about After the Divorce: The Deed to Your House
Did you know that you can give power of attorney to someone you trust for a specific event or to cover a specific time? Well, you can! The most common use of a specific power of attorney involves real estate closings. A seller of a property who is leaving the area may not wish to return to the area simply for the purpose of signing the final paperwork. In fact, returning for that one … [Read more...] about Powers of Attorney for Specific Events
Facing loss of a home is one of the most stressful situations an individual or family can encounter. Here are some of the most common reasons that the situation occurs, along with some resources to deal with the problem. The website is makinghomeaffordable.gov. You do not need to hire an attorney in order to apply for these programs. Second Lien makes paying for home difficult: Check … [Read more...] about Getting Help With Your Mortgage
Can you? Yes. But should you? Probably not. At least not without some preparation. Here are some things you should know if you are thinking about buying a house before your divorce is final. Texas is a community property state. There is not a "legal separation" in Texas. So, you can't just assume that you are "on your own" and the new home will be your separate property. When a … [Read more...] about Can you buy a House While you are Going through a Divorce in Texas?