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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: Can I press charges for someone giving away my dogs?

My girlfriend's mother and other family members continuously let my dogs out in the streets to get rid of them. And every time we find them and bring them back she talks a lot of mess. Yesterday my girlfriend came home and claimed the dogs weren't in the backyard and that there was no... View More

David Barranco
David Barranco
answered on Apr 25, 2015

You might file a civil claim against your relatives in small claims court or, potentially, go down to the police station and swear out a criminal complaint for theft or animal cruelty. In either case, you appear to have what we lawyers call a “proof problem.” I fear local police will not take... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: In texas. Is it a law that the seller of a house has to pay All the closing costs
David Barranco
David Barranco
answered on Apr 25, 2015

The answer to your question is: “No.” There’s no Texas law forcing property Sellers to pay “All the closing costs.”

Both parties to a typical Texas real estate transaction eat some costs. It’s true that, in residential home sales, Buyers usually pay less than Sellers pay....
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