Texas Structured Settlement Agreements

It is not uncommon for plaintiffs in Texas to receive a structured settlement as opposed to a lump sum as compensation for their losses. Generally, there are certain tax benefits for the plaintiffs and cost savings for defendants associated with structured settlements. Despite settling for a series of payments over time, many plaintiffs and their […]

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Adoption By Estoppel

When a decedent with children leaves no will at the time of death (known as dying intestate), the children of decedent will generally inherit the estate. The Texas Estates Code specifies that a child includes an adopted child, whether the adoption occurred through formal proceedings or an equitable adoption. Tex. Est. Code Ann. § 22.004 […]

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When a Texas Property Manager May Be Liable for the Debts of the Property Owner

Property managers routinely contract for services to properties on behalf of the owner. Commercial real estate projects including apartment complexes, retail centers, and office buildings need a variety of services for things such as landscaping and janitorial. Service agreements are often signed and orders are placed without much thought as whether the property manager has […]

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