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Why you should update your will frequently

Many people all across the country naively think that they don't need a will to ensure that their estate plan is secure. Actually, many people just don't even consider a will, and they assume that all they have worked for throughout their lives will simply be taken care of naturally. This is an unfortunate reality, but there is another side to this fact: many people do have a will, and they take the necessary steps to protect their estate.

Having a will is so vital to your well-being, and the document goes a long way towards protecting your nest egg, your beneficiaries, and your loved ones.

Dealing with concerns related to breach of contract

If you own a business in Texas, you know that any type of threat to your financial well-being and continued operations should be addressed immediately. This includes matters related to breach of contract. Contracts are a form of protection, legally binding two parties. When one party deviates from the agreed terms, it is more than just bad form, it is grounds for legal action.

How can you minimize divorce-related expenses?

Going through divorce means that your life will face a myriad of changes. For years, you may have built your life around the relationship you shared with your now soon-to-be ex-spouse, and extracting your personal life from a combined life could prove difficult. However, dissolving your marriage does not mean that you have to feel lost and out of control, and taking certain approaches to your proceedings could help you keep your priorities straight.

What damages should I seek after a car accident?

A Texas car accident can change your life in an instant. Even a relatively minor collision can have serious consequences, leaving you in pain and facing overwhelming medical bills. The damages that a car accident can cause are much more than just physical-they can be mental and emotional as well.

What will you do with your vacation home?

Having a vacation home is something many Texas families dream of obtaining, but few are fortunate enough to make it a reality. If you and your spouse have such a home, you likely worked hard to deserve it and spent many years loving and maintaining it.

Don't step out of bounds when facing a boundary line dispute

Knowing and understanding where boundary lines lie can make a dramatic difference in your relationship with your neighbor. Whether you have owned your Texas property for years or you are considering making a purchase, you would be wise to know about the property lines that determine where your property begins and your neighbor's property ends.

Navigating boundary line disputes can be quite complex, and it is never easy to come to a resolution when there are hard feelings between you and your neighbor. If you are facing a dispute with your neighbor, a property developer or other individual or party over boundary lines, you would be wise to seek legal guidance as you work toward a beneficial solution.

If you aren't wealthy, do you really need a prenuptial agreement?

Engaged couples spend a lot of time looking ahead — to their wedding days, their lives together and beyond. While they may spend a lot of time thinking about the future, they may also think about protecting their financial interests in the future as well. One of the ways to do this is by drafting a prenuptial agreement.

People often associate a prenuptial agreement with the wealthy, but they are not the only ones who could benefit from this type of protection. Of course, prenuptial agreements are useful for individuals with significant wealth and assets to protect, but they can also protect the interests of people who simply want to have proper preparations in place in case of an unexpected outcome.

New Texas law bans texting while driving

Effective September 1, 2017, it will be illegal to simultaneously text and drive in the Lone Star State. "But I thought that was already illegal!" you may be thinking. While many cities in Texas passed local laws in the past banning texting and driving, there has previously been no statewide law banning the practice. Additionally, the legislature has twice attempted to pass similar bills in the past, but one was vetoed by then-governor Perry and the other was stalled by the Senate Transportation Committee. Prior to the new bill's effective date, Texas had the following statewide restrictions in place:

Is a home inspection really necessary?

When you found the perfect house and made an offer, you probably received a list of steps you can expect to occur. For example, your lender will send an appraiser to verify the value of the home. You will meet with your lender to solidify your financing. The lender will also require some proof of homeowners' insurance. Of course, you will schedule an inspection of the house.

Planning to skip that step? Think you might save a little money? Unfortunately, the opposite may be true. Skipping the home inspection has been the regret of many homebuyers who ended up with money pits.

The advantages of a prenuptial agreement

You have finally found the right one. Perhaps it was only a short time after that first date that you knew you wanted to be together for the rest of your lives. Now you are making plans to marry, and that can be an intense process. There is so much to do — the dress, the cake, the reception, the honeymoon, the prenuptial agreement.

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