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Last Will and Testament: The Problem With Codicils

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When seeking to modify a provision of a will, people often add a codicil instead of drafting a new will.  Unless you're very careful, a codicil can actually nullify the very provision you want to change! What is a Codicil? A codicil is a legal document that allows you to modify an existing will...

Hate Crimes and the El Paso Shooter

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the El Paso shooting, you may be wondering what happens if the shooter is found to have committed a hate crime under Texas law.  The short answer is:  Not Much.   Under Texas law, if a criminal defendant is found to have committed a hate crime, his or her punishment may be enhanc...

What Happens to Your Pet When you Die?

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Happens To Your Pet When You Die? If you don't make provision for your pet's care, it could end up following you over the Rainbow Bridge before its time.   Unfortunately, providing for a pet in your will may not be sufficient to insure its continued care after you have shuffled off the mo...

Buying a Business in Texas? Don't Buy a Lawsuit!

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Texas, make sure that when you buy a business, you aren't buying a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled current or former employee you didn't know about.   If you buy a business from someone else - a "predecessor", you are what is called a "successor."  In Texas, Successor Liability for unpaid w...

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