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Do Subsequent Purchasers of a Property Need to Sign a Correction Deed?

The Texas Property Code authorizes the correction of a material error in a recorded original instrument of conveyance—for example, a deed—by agreement. See Tex. Prop. Code § 5.029. To be effective, the instrument correcting the error must be executed by each party to the original instrument “or, if applicable, a party’s heirs, successors, or assigns.” …

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Partition of Mobile Homes and Other Personal Property in Texas

Partition lawsuits, or lawsuits to divide the ownership of a piece of jointly owned property, occur most frequently in Texas in the context of jointly owned real estate. Section 23.001 of the Texas Property Code gives a co-owner of a home, a plot of land, or other real property the right to petition a court …

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In Terrorem or No Contest Clauses in Texas Wills

Unlike other jurisdictions, Texas allows its citizens broad authority to create wills which convey the testator’s (person making the will) property to whomever they choose without meaningful restriction. However, depending upon the circumstances of the execution of a will, there is always the possibility that a will is contested in the course of probate. What …

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