I live in Houston, TX and I want to declare my primary residence as a homestead to protect against unsecured creditors, etc. What steps must I take to do this. I know there is a homestead exemption form 50-114 for tax purposes, but does it also serve as a homestead declaration even though it's worded as an "exemption", or should I also file a homestead declaration document which they sell at office depot or any doc store? By the way, there are 2 people on title (me and my father). Should both of us file the single person forms?