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Texas Business Laws – Forming A Texas Corporation

Posted by Chris Peterson | Aug 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Texas Business Laws – Forming A Texas Corporation A corporation is a type of business, similar to a partnership or sole proprietorship. There are various reasons why a person or group would want to incorporate their Texas-based business, as corporations offer certain legal protections a...

Estate Planning Should Include Digital Estate Assets

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jul 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning Should Include Digital Estate Assets Estate planning is an essential part of planning for the future that helps ensure that family wealth is properly disbursed and important topics such as elder care, guardianship, and estate control are addressed. Until recently, this was...

What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jun 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust? A Qualified Personal Residence Trust (“QRPT”) permits you to transfer ownership of your residence to your family during your lifetime but still retain the exclusive right to live in the residence, while reducing the size of your estate for e...

Three Reasons to Use a Living Trust

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jun 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three Reasons to Use a Living Trust Wills are nice to have and they do enable you to give certain possessions and your estate to individual family members after your death.  But if pressed to choose between wills and living trusts, our Kingwood Living Trust Attorneys believe that a living...

Obtaining Guardianship of a Stepchild

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jan 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Obtaining Guardianship of a Stepchild Being a stepparent can become a complicated matter when legal issues regarding the child in question arise. In some cases you may wish to seek legal guardianship. It is important that you hire a Bryan family lawyer when doing so. Guardianship of ...

Last Wills and Living Trusts

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jan 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Wills and Living Trusts While both a last will and living trust transfer property when you die, they have different uses. It is important that you understand these differences before deciding to set up a living trust. A Bryan probate lawyer can advise you on which may be best suited ...

Home Purchases and Contingency Clauses

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jan 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Home Purchases and Contingency Clauses Contingencies are added to home purchase contracts for a number of purposes. In essence, a contingency clause protects either the seller or the buyer when a condition or action occurs. As your College Station real estate attorney will tell you, con...

Procedures for Obtaining Legal Guardianship

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jan 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Procedures for Obtaining Legal Guardianship A person may need a guardian if he is a minor over whom no one has legal custody (such as an orphan), or an adult who has become incapacitated. Obtaining legal guardianship requires a hearing before a judge, and it may be in your best interest...

Naming an Executor if No Will Exists

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jan 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Naming an Executor if No Will Exists Regardless of your age, it is important that you and your Bryan probate attorney create a will. This is especially the case if you have a spouse or minor children who are dependent upon you financially. The naming of an executor is one of the facets of...

What Are Some Restrictions on Naming Executors?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jan 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

What Are Some Restrictions on Naming Executors? The position of executor to a will carries a great deal of responsibility. While you may wish to name a particular person to this task in your will, the probate court may find the individual unsuitable. You should consider working with Kingw...

Happy Holidays from Peterson Law Group

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Happy Holidays from Peterson Law Group The Peterson Law Group wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. Please note that our Office will be closed for the holidays starting Tuesday, December 22nd, and will reopen Monday, January 4th. We look forward to serv...

Collateral Heirs

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Collateral Heirs An heir is a person who is entitled to inherit a portion of the estate of the decedent. Heirship can become somewhat complicated when the decedent dies without a will. In any case where a will does not exist or does exist but must be probated, it is useful to hire a Kingw...

How Eviction Works

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

How Eviction Works If you are a landlord, it is very important that you be familiar with the eviction laws. The eviction process can prove difficult, so you should strongly consider working with a Bryan real estate attorney. Termination of Tenancy Even though you are the landlord,...

Tracking an Inheritance

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tracking an Inheritance At times a decedent may pass without leaving information about the location of important documents related to the will. If the occurs, you may want to work with a Kingwood  probate lawyer to assist with tracking the inheritance. Why Would This Happen? We al...

Child Custody and Unmarried Parents

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Child Custody and Unmarried Parents Texas laws regarding child custody extend to all parents whether they are married or not. Except under unusual circumstances all parents have a right of visitation and custody. As your College Station family law lawyer will tell you, however, if the p...

Termination of a Testamentary Trust

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

Termination of a Testamentary Trust Many types of trusts exist, but a feature common to most of them is that they allow the estate to avoid probate. Testamentary trusts are unique among trusts, and whether they can be terminated or not depends upon timing. If you wish to set up a testamen...

Texas Laws on Emancipation of Minors

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Texas Laws on Emancipation of Minors Teacher helping students with schoolwork in school classroom. Horizontally framed shot. When a minor becomes emancipated, this means that in most matters the child now has the same legal rights as an adult. There are exceptions to thi...

Mortgage Portfolios

Posted by Chris Peterson | Dec 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mortgage Portfolios As a potential landlord you will need to find a mortgage to purchase the property you wish to rent. It is a good idea to have a Bryan real estate lawyer in your corner to help with this task. Mortgages and Portfolio Lending Conventional mortgages are made by ba...

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