Capacity to Execute Documents

Proper execution of a legal instrument requires that the person signing have sufficient mental “capacity” to understand the implications of the document. While most people speak of legal “capacity” or “competence” as a rigid black line–either the person has it or doesn’t–in fact it can be quite variable depending on the person’s abilities and the …

Pets ARE Family

Many of you know that my son, Jacob, was fortunate enough to be one of Texas A&M University’s mascot, Reveille’s caretakers last year. I am an Aggie, Class of ‘88, and thought I knew a lot about Aggieland,, but my appreciation for Reveille and her care grew watching Jacob compete and then care for her. …

PASSWORDS

Passwords!  If you are like me, you hate getting notices you must update or change your password.  With the digital world we live in, it seems like we have a million passwords.  Electronic passwords are a relatively new concept, but a reality in today’s world.   When I was a kid I could remember 100 phone numbers and call …

What Do You Own?

Crazy question What do you own?  The starting point for any Texas landowner in considering the legal issues he or she may face is to consider what the landowner actually owns.  This week’s column will address some of the aspects of ownership. When land is acquired, through purchase or otherwise, a good starting point for …