The Allen Firm Knowledge Base

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

April Community Member 2019

In my own life, I pray that I can make a positive impact on at least one individual in need. The community member being honored today has surpassed my own goal throughout his lifetime. As an FBI agent and now as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department...

Easter 2019

He has FORGIVEN! Let’s be honest with ourselves, forgiveness can be HARD! Deciding to forgive someone who has hurt or wronged you requires taking the higher road. Even if it doesn’t feel like someone deserves to be forgiven for a specific offense such as causing the...

March Community Member 2019

Our community could not be where it is without the brave men and women who serve and protect us daily. This month, the spotlight shines on Erath County’s newest Fire Marshall Tommy Shelton. After graduating from Stephenville High School, Shelton attended Tarleton...

February Community Member 2019

We LOVE our community. It’s a small town with a lot going on. So this year, in an effort to strengthen our relationship with our community, we are celebrating outstanding members of Stephenville and surrounding areas throughout the year. Since February is a month for...

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...