May 2017 Archives

Common factors that may lead to probate litigation

Probate disputes or litigation is often a last recourse for families of a recently passed loved one. In fact, countless legal documents and wills are drafted precisely to avoid contested probate matters. The classic motivations behind extended litigation may be there: resentment, greed and revenge. However, more often than not, these factors don’t play a role in probate litigation. Rather, the disputes stem from circumstances which, while avoidable prior to the person’s death, are now thrust to the forefront.

What are the most common causes of construction disputes?

Every day, construction sites around the country are buzzing with labor and planning, as houses, condominiums and other structures are erected. In Texas, and Austin in particular, the construction industry is booming, and individuals are constantly at work. However, the construction process is often far smooth. Even a well planned construction project can run into problems. With so many parties involved, from property owners to contractors to subcontractors, there are plenty of cooks in the kitchen, and plenty of opportunity for a disagreement.

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