The Allen Firm Knowledge Base

Our blog section that highlights some of our most asked questions.
Summer 2019

Summer 2019

Well folks… once again another year is flying by! It seems as if just yesterday the Christmas trees were recycled and the Village people were tucked back into their bubble wrap sleeping bags. It is officially that time of year where people are sweating while laying by...

May Community Member 2019

May Community Member 2019

The Shaw SistersThey say wisdom comes with age. As we grow and mature, we often begin to see the world in a different light. Wisdom is defined as a quality trait that shows one has experience, knowledge, and good judgement. This month’s Community Member Spotlight...

Workers’ Compensation: How Voluntary Insurance Can Save You

Hurt on the job? Sick because of the work environment? Workers’ compensation can save thousands in medical bills and lost wages alone. But, not every job has workers’ compensation. Read on to see how this can directly impact you. Workers’ compensation is a type of...

May Community Member 2019

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

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...

Home, Home on the …. Acreage?

Home, Home on the …. Acreage?

The homestead exemption is way for someone who owes certain creditors to keep their home and ensure that creditors can’t claim it to pay a debt. This exemption was originally created in order to protect families from husbands, who might have gambling or alcoholic...

May Community Member 2019

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...

The Who, What, Why, and How of A Power of Attorney

The Who, What, Why, and How of A Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is a document that designates another person as “attorney in fact” or “agent” to act on behalf of a named principal. The power is limited when the principal becomes incapacitated or deceased unless a durable power of...

What’s the Law Series: Probate (Part 2)

What’s the Law Series: Probate (Part 2)

  Estate Administration: Why Do I Need a Will? In our latest post, we discussed the difference between a Small Estate Affidavit and Muniment of Title. Those two alternatives are typically cheaper and faster than a full estate administration. Sometimes, however,...

May Community Member 2019

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...

What’s the Law Series: Probate (Part 2)

What’s the Law Series: Probate (Part 1)

No Will Affidavit Method vs. Short Method with Will   Texas law provides for four types of actions to take place in the court with regard to the estate of a deceased person (“Decedent”): Collection of Small Estates Upon Affidavit or No Will Affidavit Method;...