Preserving the Homestead Exemption with Living Trusts

Preserving the Homestead Exemption with Living Trusts Revocable Living Trusts are a popular estate planning structure in Texas, but when it comes to homestead property, owners should be aware that the trust’s language can mean the difference between preserving or forfeiting a homestead’s property tax benefits. Maintaining Homestead Tax Exemptions through a Qualifying Trust A […]

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Force Majeure Clauses and Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 has proved incredibly disruptive, forcing the postponement or cancellation of many private and public events. High profile events that suffered cancellation included the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Austin’s iconic South by Southwest (SXSW). State and local orders mandating social distancing have also made many private events impossible, including weddings, […]

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What the Coronavirus $2T Stimulus Package Means for TX Small Business

Small businesses across Texas have been crippled because of “stay at home” and “shelter in place” orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most recently, Governor Abbott signed an executive order consolidating its local predecessors and limiting non-essential activity until April 30, 2020.  In order to rescue America’s economy, the federal government recently passed into law, […]

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