JWT LAW BLOG

Common Misconceptions of Texas Estates: Avoiding Probate

  This is the age of Do-It-Yourself (D-I-Y).  More and more people are looking to the Internet to find quick and inexpensive solutions to their problems. I understand not wanting to spend money when you can create a solution yourself....

5 Reasons To Hire An Attorney to Write Your Last Will and Testament

  When it comes to being prepared, every adult should have an estate plan in place. An estate plan provides protection and care for your property, your children, or your own care in the event you are incapacitated or you...

Paying The Bill: How Much Is Your Attorney Charging You?

So, you’re facing a legal problem and you don’t want to hire an attorney because you are afraid hiring an attorney will be expensive? Though there are a few tips when it comes to hiring an attorney that fits your...

Common Misconceptions of Texas Estates: The passing of property

The Misconception: If my husband or wife dies, their property automatically passes to me. It is easy to assume that when a spouse passes away, the surviving spouse should automatically gain ownership of the deceased spouse’s property.   For example,...

Landlord Problems? 5 Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Yourself In A Lease

Moving to a new home is an exciting event! For some, the advantages of renting a home have outweighed being tied to a mortgage. Many renters believe that once you have read one lease, you have read them all, right? WRONG....

Five Common Misunderstandings About Filing Bankruptcy

Often, when we hear the word bankruptcy, we tremble in our cowboy boots! (Hey, we are from Texas!) The truth is, most people are not actually sure when to file bankruptcy and what effects the bankruptcy will have on their...

The Texas Small Estate Affidavit – This is not your grandmother’s small estate affidavit any more!

The death of a loved one is never an easy loss to bear. Many times, we are left to make decisions for the care and upkeep of a loved one’s property and legal matters. Unfortunately, many people assume that the...