The Allen Firm Knowledge Base

Our blog section that highlights some of our most asked questions.

Joy 2018

Happy Holidays everyone! The time of the year in which singing in public and eating an obscene amount of sugar cookies is upon us! Now that the trees are up dazzling kittens and babies around the world with twinkling lights, we can now focus on the most magical time...

Thankfulness 2018

As the Thanksgiving holiday comes, to a close and we embark on the upward recovery from our food-induced comas, it is important to remember the “reason for the season”. Thanksgiving has passed and most people are now in full Christmas mode. Trees are now...

Who Owns What and Where Does It Go During a Divorce?

Knowing the difference between the two types of property as defined by Texas is important in understanding how the state distributes property in the case of divorce. How the disputed property is classified will determine how much and to whom the property...

Don’t Post That: Social media and Your Personal Injury Claim

If you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, you may want to think twice before posting to social media. These posts can hurt your case because they may be used to undercut possible claims. For example, if a plaintiff in a personal injury claim has asserted...

Making a Fill-in-the-Blank Will

The temptation is there. A fill-in-the-blank will is cheap—sometimes even free, while will drafted by lawyers generally costs four to five hundred dollars. But which really costs more? The Gamble In truth, using a fill-in-the-blank will is a gamble. If you...

Why do I need a Will If I Do Not Have an Estate?

Contrary to what you may believe, you and everyone else you know will have an “estate” when you die. Simply put, an estate is a collection of all your property you own at the time of your death. The area of law that deals with what happens to your...

Tenants’ Questions Answered!

Answers to Common Questions Regarding Landlords and Tenants Question: Does my Landlord have to repair damage to my property? If so, what procedures do I need to follow to request repairs? Also, I sent my Landlord a request for a repair but nothing has been...

Landlords’ Questions Answered!

Answers to Common Questions Regarding Landlords and Tenants   Question: When do I have to make repairs to the house?  What type of repairs do I have to make? Answer: The landlord (that’s you!), has a duty to make repairs that affect the tenant’s...

Transfer on Death Deeds

When a person has a will, that person’s property will pass through probate upon his/her death. There are certain estate planning tools, however, which allow individuals to bypass the probate process. The transfer on death deed is one such tool. A transfer...