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Removing deceased spouse from mortgage - TX | USA

A couple years ago, the lender on my mortgage approached me about refinancing the house to lower my payment, but my wife passed away several years ago. Being in our early 30s, and poor as could be, a ...
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Can two people put their driver licenses in the same wallet?

I was wondering if two people can put their driver licenses in the same wallet. For example, could two spouses keep each of their licenses in the same wallet? Another example could be a parent and ...
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Is it illegal to give my friend money for drugs?

I live in Texas and my friend wants me to give them Bitcoin in order for them to buy drugs online. I will not ever see these drugs or partake in them, I would simply just give the money to my friend ...
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I abandoned my bicycle in the parking of the apartment I was living (Houston, Texas), what will happen?

I was in Texas(Houston) and lived at a place where my name isnt on the lease. I had to rush a few places and go back home and my bicycle remained locked to a small corner in the parking spot. My ...
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What is the average cost of attending law school?

What if an 18 year old wanted to go to law school as cheaply as possible? How mutch could he manage it for? What about an ivy league school? What about the university of Texas? He is a dependent of a ...
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Would it be legal for a minor to participate in social gambling?

Someone is holding a poker game, would it be legal for a minor to participate? This is in Texas.
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auto ownership but not a resident

I intend to move overseas for a few years. I expect to return to the US periodically and will need a car when I do. Can I purchase and license a car for my use in the US? Can I use a post office box ...
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Retired Police Officer (still state licensed) obligation to report a crime

A retired Police Officer still holds state license (former chief of police in small suburb). A family member of the officer tells him of an [alleged] assault against her What is the oath or sworn ...
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Could I be held liable for a roommate on a separate lease subleasing without permission?

My roommate and I live in a student apartment in Texas. Due to special circumstances, he wants to sublease his half of the apartment to another student for about a month. We've signed separate leases ...
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The extent to which probate proceedings impact the timeline for payouts to beneficiaries of (ir)revocable living trusts upon the death of the settlor

In the State of Texas, Settler creates a revocable living trust which, among other things, provides for certain GST-exempt cash payouts to be made upon her death. The trust also provides that ...
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Texas, USA - Is it illegal to have an applicant do work for your company as a “Test?”

I've got a college grad I am mentoring and he just drove for 2 days, to apply for a job. The person he met with wanted him to take a programming test, and instructed him to create a website to show ...
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Can a Tx landlord demand payment for garage on expired lease?

My prior lease expired in February and I signed a new lease. The prior lease included a garage addendum. I was charged separately for the garage the first 2 months, then the charges stopped. I ...
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Product liability for kitchen drawer pulls [closed]

The drawer pulls in our kitchen look like this: A couple days ago, the cuff of my wife's pants snagged on the bottom drawer pull and she fell hard on her hip. She's going to spend a week in the ...
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Interpretation of “and” for conditions on when a law applies to a person

My question is also about this legal language structure in general: "This law applies to a person if they X and Y." I read this as a strict and, that the law applies only if the person ...
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Is a non compete clause in an offer letter enforceable in Texas?

Can a company enforce a non compete only mentioned in an offer letter in Texas ? Suppose that the offer letter made mention of non compete/ non solicitation once: “A 6 month non-compete/solicitation ...
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Landlord Reneged on Text Message Early Exit Agreement

San Antonio, TX On March 13th, 2021 I was informed by my landlord that the house I have been renting for three months was about to be listed on the market for sale. During that phone conversation, the ...
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Can I use the court report to show false statements? [closed]

I have filed a Motion for New trial in Texas. Lots of prejudice and bias on my end (not just me - all involved agree, of course). I had 5 hearings in 1 day, attorney quit week before (I caught her ...
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Do judges really care about perjury?

Much of what I have read gives the impression that Judges expect the parties in a divorce to lie. But if the lie is persuasive, it prejudices the Court. I do not see pointing this out to a Judge ...
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Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

In a divorce case, when Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law are signed by the Judge, but they have errors or false statements, can the requester respond and ask for more clarity? Does it serve a ...
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Preparing for Motion for New Trial [closed]

What is needed to prepare for a Motion for New Trial Hearing? My understanding is I will get to make an opening statement, opposing counsel will list reasons to deny and then I will get to discuss my ...
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Can Findings of Facts and Conclusion of Law be corrected

When Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law are signed by the Judge, but they have errors or false statements, can the requester respond and ask for more clarity? Does it serve a purpose to request?...
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Is it legal to go take my license plates off a car I sold, without realizing I should keep my plates?

I sold a car a year ago in TX and didn't realize that I should take the plates off. The buyer has taken full advantage of this and is racking up lots of tolls in my name. Fortunately I'm able to get ...
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Can a Power of Attorney nominate a successor/backup?

I have my Dad's Power of Attorney, and he is in assisted living and hospice. I was the backup for his wife who died. Since I'm single, can I appoint someone else in case something happens to me? Or ...
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10-day Demand Letters in Texas

Some Texas districts/counties publish a 10-day demand letter that can be used when trying to retrieve property from a person, such as Cleburne, Dallas and Houston. Some of these letters reference ...
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Criminal? Vehicle stolen by family member

If a policeman refuses to record or investigate a crime, such as a vehicle theft by a family member where the case could be borderline criminal or civil. What can one do to give the police department ...
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Can I become a resident without changing my car registration? Co-lessee and lease are in Texas; the car and I moved to Pennsylvania

Recently I moved to PA after graduating from WV. I, my car, and my car's lease (from a credit union) are from Texas. When I leased, my dad got on it with me so I could go through his credit union. He'...
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Second lien forecloses but does not pay off first lien

Our house was foreclosed by a roofer who put a lien on our homestead in Texas. The roofer bid $3000 against his $80000 lien. He has not done anything else. He has not paid off the first lien, a ...
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What standing does one state have to determine if another state(s)' implementation of their own constitution violates the federal constitution?

Background Various media outlets have been reporting on the notoriety and expansiveness of State of Texas vs. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, etc.. This lawsuit alleges the following: • Non-...
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Beneficiary's Right to Obtain Trust Agreement in Texas

In the state of Texas: Assume a trustor creates a revocable living trust in Texas and that the trust agreement names a beneficiary to receive a sum of money on the trustors death. After trustors death,...
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Are “refunds if the Astros win” gambling in Texas?

An NPR article on 10-27-2020 covers a Texas furniture salesman - "Matress Mack" - who promised refunds on matresses if the Astros won the World Series. Is there some loophole in the Texas ...
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any restrictions on transferring money from personal to business account

I'm starting a company and was wondering if I can use the income from my day job to fund my company until things are up and running. Basically I'd transfer funds from my personal account to the ...
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Possessing a 'shotzooka'

Billy lives in Texas. He loves weapons. Above all, he loves practice shooting with his shotgun, which he jokingly nicknamed shotzooka. One summer, Billy decides to innovate. He spends his days adding ...
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Intentionally assisting a suicidal person

Bob posts on an anonymous online board that he wants to kill himself. Alice reads his post. She visits Bob's home and hands him a gun. However, Alice warns Bob not to use the gun to kill himself. He ...
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Is a notorized “Agreement” between buyer and seller binding?

Bought a vehicle from a dealer couple of months ago only to have my insurance refusing to insure it due to fraudulent odometer reading. I ran my own history report and sure enough, it was rolled back ...
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How long do a man and a woman live together before they are considered common law married?

How long do a man and a woman live together before they are considered common law married in Dallas, Texas?
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Can a district rescind an offer of employment?

I applied and interviewed for a school counselor position--I am highly qualified, have experience and fantastic references. The principal called me at 6 pm to offer me the position. I said I wanted to ...
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Can you revoke consent to record a conversation in Texas?

A person who was conversing with me in my house, revealed after the fact that they recorded a personal conversation. I became concerned where this was being stored (for later use) and if it was shared ...
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Can a man have invasive medical procedures forced on him during a paternity dispute?

If a woman has a man's child and does not acknowledge him as the father, can she later force the man to give blood as to prove him the father (If she for instance decides his money is good enough ...
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What sentence would a person “hypnotized” into committing a crime get?

I'm a writer and, in this murder mystery I'm writing, I'm trying to see how sentencing laws would apply in this scenario. If a person was arrested for killing somebody but then it is later found out ...
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What are the exact charges Fort Worth has dropped in relation to the recent unrest in the US?

Fort Worth has dropped all charges against people arrested for "rioting" related to the George Floyd protests. This seems insane to me, which makes me think there is more to this story. ...
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Does Texas tenant-landlord court also lean towards the landlord when it involves the health of children under the age of five?

Its clear from what I have observed that a tenant in Texas can have a broken air conditioner or garbage disposal unit which can lead to stagnant water and the landlord will do their very best to not ...
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What case law set the precedent in Texas to absolve landlords of being responsible for the behavior of their tenants?

So I learned the hard way that in Texas its best to rent from a landlord offering a single family home and not from an apartment complex because in Texas quiet enjoyment is only recognized between the ...
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Can you refuse to rent to students in Texas?

I was recently looking for a new place to rent in Richardson, TX when one of the places I had contacted took me by surprise by opening with “no students” amongst a few other requirements. Is this ...
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What action can a tenant take if a property manager refuses to provide name and address of owner in Texas?

So it is my understanding that in Texas under Texas Property Code Section 92.201, a property manager has a duty to disclose the name and either street or post office box of address of holder of record ...
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A sitting judge is claiming to represent a client against me. Should I file a bar complaint?

We recently had to fire an employee for cause. After we sent an email to the former employee asking for a password to an account that belonged to the business, we received a reply from a person who ...
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Isn't a lease violation enough to evict someone in Texas?

I made the mistake of picking one of the worst apartment complexes an educated nuclear family can choose in the state of Texas. I have reported problem neighbors in the past and have been told, "...
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Tenant's Son Living on property

Have a tenant who moved son in with them without asking permission. Son not on lease. Has been living there for about 3 months before this was discovered. Asked tenant to move son out. Asked tenant ...
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Meaning of “the approval of First Mortgagees holding mortgages on Units…”

I've been a condo association President for a couple of years now and I keep finding older residents that have come up with their own interpretations over the years, so if something isn't clear, I do ...
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Employer is paying me hourly, but not paying me overtime

Can an employee be Exempt and hourly? Currently I work for a private company in Houston, TX as an Director of Nursing - Case Manager, I get paid hourly, but don't get paid overtime. Can anyone please ...
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What exactly does “It is a defense to prosecution” mean?

Consider the Texas Child Safety Laws found here: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/TN/htm/TN.545.htm#545.412 It says in one place: (c) It is a defense to prosecution under this section ...

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