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Deadly Force Against Animals in Texas

The State of Texas does not have a general self-defense, use of force, or defense of others statute pertaining to animals. However, Texas does have statutes governing conduct against specific “dangerous wild animals” and justifications for protection of domestic animals, crops, and/or livestock. But, Texas does not have an explicit statute that justifies the use of force and/or deadly force …

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Texas Estate Planning and Firearms – Part One

Transcript: Hi, Internet land. Welcome to another episode of Protect Your Ass(ets). I’m attorney Jean Fair with the law office of Fair and Fair PLLC in the great state of Texas. Today, I’m kicking off a short series of videos dealing with the particular challenges involved in handling firearms in an estate planning and probate context. In this video, I’ll …

TX Ladybird Deed Overview

Texas Ladybird Deed Overview

Texas Ladybird Deed Cost $99 flat fee for the month of September This includes drafting, subsequent consultation, instructions, and any needed revisions.  The client is responsible for filing costs at their respective county clerk’s office.  Filing costs are generally between $15 and $35. We serve the entire state of Texas for these types of deeds and can typically draft these …

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FFL Employers and Background Checks

One typical question that comes up during an FFL compliance visit is how does the company determine if an employee should be in active or constructive possession of firearms for business purposes.  In general, if you’re an FFL and have employees, you should have written policies in place, a background check process in place, frequent reviews of policies regarding background …

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Inheriting Firearms and Legal Issues Involved

An Introduction to Inheriting Firearms Leaving firearms to your loved ones, inheriting them, or managing them as an administrator of an estate all present unique legal issues.  Many of the legal issues and complications that plague the devising or inheritance of firearms stem from the multiplicity of laws involved the process.  Texas has laws governing both firearms themselves and how …

Considerations for a Texas Church Volunteer Safety Team

The following points are items that we would recommend all church organizations that want to implement a volunteer safety team (pursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 1702.333) consider before doing so.  Once your organization has answered these and any other questions that come up in the creation of your team, we recommend that all policies be written down in a …

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Texas Standard Possession Order Explained

A common request we hear at our firm from our divorce and family law clients is how exactly does the Texas Standard Possession Order work?  First, we need to explain some terminology.  The Texas Standard Possession Order, codified under section 153 of the Texas Family Code, will refer to the parents as the “Managing Conservator” and “Possessory Conservator” regardless of …