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Why You Need to Hire a Board Certified Lawyer — Texas Definition and Importance of Certification

A Board Certified lawyer, in Texas, is an attorney who has joined the most elite ranks of attorneys in the State. Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas Read More

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Boundary Disputes in Texas

Not many people expect to find themselves in a boundary dispute, but in Texas, they are actually quite common. Imagine this fairly typical situation: Your neighbors got a large dog, a mastiff or a pit bull, and was responsible enough to realize they need a substantial fence around their yard to keep the dog from Read More

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Should I Hire a Lawyer When Buying a House in Texas?

I get this question a lot — “Should I hire a lawyer when buying a house in Texas?” The answer, as is often the case with many things in life, is “It depends.” Although, I will add that, even in the most banal of real estate transactions, having an attorney on your side who can Read More

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Relinquishment Act of 1919

Relinquishment Act  In Texas, there is a little-known corner of the General Land Office that deals with a specific kind of property: “Relinquishment Act Land.” The Relinquishment Act of 1919 is an obscure piece of legislation that sparked a constitutional fight, lasting until 1928, over the powers of the Government. From his blog, John McFarland Read More

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Adverse Possession Claims in Texas

Adverse Possession is a misunderstood legal concept that gains popularity occasionally when a news story or rumors circulate about an absurd situation. The reality of Adverse Possession is often much less interesting and far more complicated. Adverse Possession, in a general sense, is a legal concept stating that, if you possess and occupy a piece Read More

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Reverse Mortgages in Texas: An Overview

This article provides an explanation of reverse mortgages in Texas, how they work, and the eligibility requirements — it will also discuss the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage. Reverse Mortgages in Texas — An Explanation Many homeowners have accumulated equity in their home and consider encumbering their home with a reverse mortgage. A Read More

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Welcome Cody Lewis!

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant would like to welcome Cody Lewis to our firm! Cody comes to us from Beasley, Hightower & Harris in Dallas, Texas. Cody works tirelessly to uphold his client’s values, interests, and objectives while providing them with the highest level of information to achieve their objectives. Cody will be practicing Civil, Read More

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The Texas Open Beaches Act: Severance v. Patterson

Real Property disputes are some of the most frequent cases we take on at our firm. You can view previous blog posts regarding other cases here. Along Texas beaches, unique issues of ownership due to the natural erosion and growth of beaches frequently comes up. The Texas Open Beaches Act ensures that the public has Read More

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Texas City Annexation Procedures

Rapid population growth and aggressive annexation policies by Texas cities have extended municipal boundaries into areas that were once predominantly rural and dominated by agricultural land uses. In an effort to curb the ability of cities to annex legitimate farming operations and burden those uses with municipal regulations the Texas legislature in 2007 enacted House Read More

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Lien on Me? Materialmen’s and Mechanic’s and Texas Property Code § 53.160.

How do you challenge lien claims against your property? Disputes can arise as to the payment for, or performance of services on your home with a contractor. One of the constitutional remedies that a contractor has is to file a lien against your property, claiming you owe them money. If someone has filed a lien Read More

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