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If a have suffered from a personal injury, will the person who actually caused the injury punishable under Houston, Texas law?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If a have suffered from a personal injury, will the person who actually caused the injury punishable under Houston, Texas law?

The answer is no. Punishment only comes from all criminal cases and not from civil cases. A defendant in civil action for a personal injury case doesn’t receive stiff fines or jail terms as punishment. These are considered criminal sentences. A personal injury case is a civil dispute. However, the courts and juries can give what the Houston, Texas law considers punitive damages if the intentional acts of the defendant have affected and injured you. These awards, however, are very rare. A lawyer who specializes in the field of personal injury cases will be able to help you regarding your questions about your case. Call Blasingame Whitley, your Houston attorneys, to make an appointment to discuss the details of your particular case in Houston, Texas.

 

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/personalinjury.html

How long do you have in Houston, TX before a Will needs to be filed for probate?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How long do you have in Houston, TX before a Will needs to be filed for probate?

Generally, you actually have four years starting from the day of the death of the decedent in order to file his/her Will for probate. Although there is limited exception that applies with Muniment of Title form of probate, but the general rule is that you can’t file for the Will in over four years following the date of the decedent. In case the Will’s never filed, and the four years lapses, the Decedent will be treated and considered that he/she died without Will, and the heirs determined by the Texas law are entitled with the Decedent assets. A lawyer in Houston, Texas will be able to satisfy you with answers to your questions regarding probate law. Call Blasingame Whitley, your Houston attorneys, to make an appointment to discuss the details of your particular case in Houston, Texas.

 

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/probate.html

What legal documents do I need in Houston, Texas for estate planning?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What legal documents do I need in Houston, Texas for estate planning?

When people hear about estate planning, they usually think about wills. Although wills are a very important part in estate planning, they only take effect just after you die. What if you are disabled? There are other documents that you need to have in order to handle and carry out all your wishes as well as to manage all your assets in case you’re permanently or temporarily disabled. These documents include: a) Texas Last Will and Testament b)Texas Durable Power of Attorney c) Texas Medical Power of Attorney d)HIPAA Authorization e)Texas Directive to Physicians. Call Blasingame Whitley, your Houston attorneys, to make an appointment to discuss the details of your particular case in Houston, Texas.

 

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/wills.html