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Texas Evictions

Residential evictions are statutorily driven in Texas. They are governed by Chapter 24 of the Texas Property Code, as well as, Rule 510 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. To begin the eviction process, a landlord must provide a notice to vacate. State law requires three days’ notice unless a written lease provides a different notice provision. The notice must be delivered by mail or personal delivery, although it can also be affixed to the inside of the main entry door, or, on some occasions, on the exterior of the main entry door. Following the expiration of the time prescribed in...

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Supreme Court Allows Sports-Betting – What does it Mean for Frisco?

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) restricting states from allowing sports betting is unconstitutional. It will be a popular decision in the sense that it will make headlines around the country. Various angles of the holding could be written in multiple sections of the daily newspaper. It appeared on every television set during the local and national news broadcasts. And, one can bet, it will be among the hottest topics debated by the candidates in Texas’ next election season. The issue in Murphy...

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What is a Partition?

In its simplest form, partition means a division of some object or idea. In everyday life, it probably most frequently refers to the division in a room, such as the sliding heavy curtains separating Sunday School classes at church. In a legal sense, though, it means the division of an interest. Although partition can apply to an interest in any asset, partitions typically arise in regards to real property. Further, courts review two primary types of partitions, a partition-by-sale and a partition-in-kind. As one might have figured, a partition-by-sale means that a court requires a sale of the property. A partition-in-kind...

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2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has now been passed by Congress and is awaiting President Trump’s signature. The question now arises, what does this mean for the average resident living in Frisco, Texas? Tax bills, as are most bills, are horrible to read because they simply amend existing sections of code. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is no different. So, below are a few highlights into how the Act could affect you, if and when President Trump signs it into law. Individuals The biggest change to individuals will likely be the increase of the standard deduction to $24,000 from $12,700...

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