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Shari Goldsberry’s Legal Guides

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  • What to Do if Your Neighbor is Violating Deed Restrictions and Your Homeowners Assoc. Does Nothing

    A Deed Restriction is a contract and subject to the law of contracts Deed Restrictions, also known as restrictive covenants, in property deeds are treated as if they were a contract between the buyer

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  • Buying property: Put it in writing!

    So everyone is familiar with the phrase my word is my bond. It is a phrase that is meant to indicate that you can take someones words at face value, and that he means what he says. In terms of the law, such a phrase can be best epitomized in the idea of oral contracts. Oral contr...

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  • Buying a house in Texas doesn’t just stop at getting a deed

    So buying a house, it is everyones dream right? It is also one heck of process. You have to go through the hassle of finding one you like, negotiating with the seller on a reasonable price for it, drawing up the contract for sale, obtaining a mortgage for it, closing on it, and ...

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  • Arrest to Arraignment..

    Though a defendant has the right to represent himself, when it comes to criminal prosecutions, police investigations, and negotiating with a district attorney, what you dont know can hurt you. For this reason hiring the right attorney for your defense is critical at the earlies...

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  • If you want to make that family law settlement irrevocable, follow the Family Code!

    Public policy encourages the peaceful resolution of disputes by allowing parties to come to agreements through settlements. Tex. Civ. Prac. Rem. Code 154.002 (2011). In family law cases such as divorce or child custody disputes, this policy is furthered by sections of the Tex...

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  • The Consequences of a DWI Arrest

    Most people dont know about the potential consequences that come from a Driving While Intoxicated arrest. For example, they dont know that each arrest really represents two different actions, the criminal case itself, and an Administrative License Revocation or ALR. The police ar...

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  • Self-Representation: The Perils and Possibilities

    In Galveston County, a person charged with a Class A or B Misdemeanor has a lot of options when it comes to legal representation. For those that show up at their first court appearance without an attorney, the judge of the county court will advise you that you have three options....

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  • Think you're going to avoid child support by quitting your job? Think again.

    Determinations of a child support obligation are determined in part by the child support guidelines of 154.125(b) of the Texas Family Code. Simply put, the guidelines recommend child support payments be 20% of the obligor parents monthly net resources for one child, 25% for two...

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  • Is a parent’s subsequent marriage a material and substantial change?

    Section 156.101(a)(1) of the Texas Family Code states that before an order in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship may be modified, there must be shown that the circumstances of the child, a conservator, or other party affected by the order have materially and substan...

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  • What is the maximum prison sentence one can receive for a DWI conviction in Texas?

    The answer may be surprising. The Texas Penal Code states that driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense and punishable by up to 180 days in prison, a fine of up to $2000, or both. Tex. Pen. Code 12.22 and 49.04(b). With one subsequent DWI offense,...

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