The Allen Firm Knowledge Base

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

I’m buying property, do I need a survey?

According to the Texas Property Code, there is only a certain amount of information the seller must give the buyer when selling a piece of real estate. Depending on your contract, the seller may only have to give a list of items, which can be found in the...

Appealing a FEMA Denial: Where Do You Start?

After a disaster, many things start happening all at the same time. However, after a disaster survivors have often lost most of their worldly possessions and paperwork to help prove who they are and what they own. The lack of documentation frequently leads...

How to Get FEMA’s Help After Disaster Strikes

Disasters are merciless. They deal-out suffering to a community without regard to their circumstances or needs. Hurricane Harvey was no exception. Harvey brought a level of destruction that tested every Texan’s poise and resolve.

Probating a Will: The Necessary Steps

Probating is the process in which a person’s will proved valid by a court. After that, the court will identify property, appraise said property, pay taxes and then distribute the remaining property according to that state’s law.

Teachers Rock

School is back in session and it is time to get back to our normal routine. Summer break is fun but its time to get back to working, volunteering and all the other stuff we do while the kiddos are back in school. Sure, we get excited to go back-to-school...

Back-to-School tips for Parents

The start of each new school year is both exciting and stressful for parents and students. We’ve assembled a few tips that can help you start the year off in a positive direction.