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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Texas on
Q: My mother passed away last month. I was her P.O.A., her guardian, etc. She was a ward of the court because my brother

went behind my back and got her P.O.A. from me. He took her to her bank and got a good deal of her savings (She had dementia.) She was in a nursing home and they reported him to the court. The judge sold her house for 88,ooo and 4 lawyers took 58,000. The rest of the money is in the Registry of... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Apr 15, 2021

The Tarrant County Court should have at least a list of all the filed documents online. Whether you are entitled to some or all of the money in the court registry is another question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: f I leave town to stay with my mother or sister with my son could I face legal consequences from my husband?

I need to leave my husband and he had threatened to take my son if I ever try to leave. I have no family or friends. No where to leave to in town.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Apr 15, 2021

If there is no court order in place restricting your residence you can move. However, your spouse could file a motion requesting you move back because it is not in the best interest of the child to be moved. But, you get to also counter his argument that it is in the best interest of the child.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: I have a issue for the rental properties, could you please help evaluate the case?

The problem is that the contract was from 3/1 /2020 - 3/31/2021 It was originally supposed to be for 12 months. The realtor agent, K, made a mistake on the contract, ending it at the end of March of 2021 instead of the beginning, making it a 13 month contract. I contacted the agent after I signed... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 15, 2021

I suspect that the lease agreement calls for monthly rent, paid in 6 month increments. Just because the lease is silent (if it is) on when other rent payments are due doesn't make it free. If that's correct, then I suggest you first sue the tenant for the unpaid rent, and find a new... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: I want to be a part of Mr Lee Perry lawsuit against Wayne Christian Chairman of the Railroad commission of Texas ;

The case number is 20-20277

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 15, 2021

You can't unilaterally join a lawsuit. If you have a claim, you can bring your own claim, and maybe - if they're sufficiently related and the parties agree - you can get your suit consolidated with another one.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Can the salon I work for that gave me a W-9 require me to get LLC? They hired me as 1099 am I misclassified

They have a dress code I have a key but I have a set schedule that is when they are there and when a receptionist is there. I am also paid commission. I am afraid being LLC would hurt me tax wise vs just staying how I am because my write off have gone down since starting with them as I don’t have... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 15, 2021

No, they can't make you have an LLC. However, having one set up properly shouldn't change your tax situation, other than the fact that you'll need to start paying yourself by payroll, with withholding, and keep your business income and expenses separate from your personal income and expenses.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Hello I'm in need of a lawyer to help me fight for DEFAMATION , LIBEL, SLANDER. I have 3 cases with proof , evidence,

Because of this false information I was slandered with public my health is not good. My blood pressure hit the roof. My depression isolates me. I have a eating disorder (obesity) My reputation is ruined and my kids are getting questioned in public. My stress is making my hair fall out. My nerves... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 14, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your difficult and painful situation. You could consult with defamation attorneys to discuss whether you have any recourse. Keep in mind that these types of cases are not usually handled like car... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: Who owns copyright for single member LLC?

I am a single-member owner of an LLC. I have a website for my company in which I created all of the blogs for. I submitted a group of published short literary works copyright application and I listed myself as the author but said the claimant is my LLC and that I was transferring the rights to the... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 14, 2021

Probably both.

For beginners you need to consult with an attorney.

In general if you are granting your rights to a company, whether you own or not, it is the company the owner then.

An LLC can be a pass through entity for tax purposes, but can be an independent entity for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: I live near a property where the women who lived there passed away in August 2019. What happens if no one claims it?

She had no spouse, parents, siblings, or children. She does have 7 nephews/nieces. I want to get this property sold as I'm working on cleaning up my neighborhood. What can I do? Contact the nephew? What then? I know probate can take a while, but I don't think the extended family knows... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 14, 2021

If you think the family doesn't know about the property, you may want to contact them. Maybe you could work a deal to buy the property, after either the probate of the owner's will, or an heirship proceeding to determine who should inherit her property.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: I live on a property with a man who is trying to do squatters rights. I live in a seperate trailer. He turned off part

Of my electric. I'm not sure he filled rights correctly either. How can I go about finding out and also is there a way to override his claim on the property.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 14, 2021

You don't mention what your rights or claim to the property are, or for that matter, what the basis of the other person's claim claim is. Without knowing both, it's impossible to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Q: I have an aunt who is the executor to my grandfathers will (nonprobated) how can we change the owner of the deed?

Trying to transfer the deed to my grandmothers name because she is still living how do we do that?

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 14, 2021

The Only way to transfer title to your grandfather's property is to probate the will. The executor, when appointed by the court, will have authority over your grandfather's property, to dispose of it according to the will. Until that happens, no one has authority to sign anything at all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Charged with 2 felonies were dropped now going to court on misdemeanor wasnt charged with can they do that

Grand jury decided not to proceed because the evidence showed I did not commit the accused crimes. Why now am I going to court for a misdemeanor charge of the we crime.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 14, 2021

Did the grand jury return with a misdemeanor charge or no bill? Either way, the prosecution does have the right to charge you via bill----this is only an accusation and the prosecution still have to prove each and every element beyond a reasonable doubt. Without knowing more, you may have caught... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How many points is a 21 o.s. 852.1
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 13, 2021

Your question will be seen by the right type of attorney if you change the location from Dallas to somewhere in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Why has my lawyer not disclosed pending aggravated domestic charge and previous epo against my wife in temp custody?

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 13, 2021

Relevance? Valid strategy? Simple oversight? Something else? Your lawyer is the only person who can really answer questions about why they are (or are not) doing something.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How can I fight a false positive drug test for probation?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 13, 2021

Talk to the attorney who helped you get probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I have an order for felony nondisclosure in TX. The charge is showing up on driving record. How can I get this removed?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 13, 2021

Did you try obtaining a certified copy of the order from the clerk's office and then contacting the Criminal History Error Resolution Unit at Texas DPS? If not, check out this page: https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/crime-records-service/criminal-history-error-resolution

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: My roommate shaved my dog without my consent, is there any legal action that can be taken?
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 13, 2021

This sounds like such an unusual and strange thing to do that I feel certain there is more to this story. However, on the facts stated, you have no damages. The fur will grow back. Although it would be an assault on a person, animals are property.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I need assistance in proper forms to file against previous employer/tenant they also owe me money for RV I was buying /

The RV I was purchasing was not being lived in at the time owed them out $2,000 have paperwork showing they still owe me the $2,000 and are refusing to pay me the $2,000 owed

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 12, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. If by filing forms, you mean for pursuing a small claims action, you could check with the courts in your area. Most unified court systems have a small claims section, with do-it-yourself instructions and other resources... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: i need a lawyer that is good in criminal law and works out of hopkins county and hunt countythat will do pro bono work

it is for my boyfriend 's arraignment hearing on the 14th of april we don't have ant money and we need help the arraingment hearing is in sulphur springs, hopkins county texas

i am not an attorney i need one

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 12, 2021

Your boyfriend should contact the court and request an application for a court-appointed attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Texas on
Q: How does inheriting a large sum of money work, our lawyer advised he cannot distribute the money for 72 hours

So my husband's lawyer advised the inheritance was deposited into a account set up by the lawyer but the lawyer cannot distribute or transfer to our personal account for 72 business hours. We have never dealt with something like this and I wanted to know if that sounds correct.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 12, 2021

That's really quick. I would usually require a 14-day hold before distributing funds out of any account that I control.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Texas on
Q: If I form a professional corporation in Texas can I use an assumed name and attach PA at the end?

I am looking to form a new corporation but I want to be able to use the designator of PA on my assumed name not necessarily on my official filed business name. Is that an option? I am a physician.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 12, 2021

No. A "PA" means professional association. A “professional association” is defined as an association, as distinguished from a partnership or a corporation, that is formed for the purpose of providing the professional service provided by: doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy,... Read more »

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