At Last, a Little Privacy!

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September 23  |  Uncategorized  |   Dermot Rigg

One of the major concerns with the Texas probate system has been that the Probate Code requires the filing of a “verified, full and detailed inventory” of all estate property within 90 days after the estate representative’s qualification. Once an inventory is filed, it becomes a public document, and […] Continue Reading…

MY CONTRACTOR MESSED UP. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

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June 3  |  Civil Litigation  |   Dermot Rigg

Many homeowners have had problems with homebuilders or contractors who have done questionable work. What are the legal remedies for substandard home construction or repairs?
A little historical background is in order. In 1973, the Texas Legislature passed what is commonly known as the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (the “DTPA”). […] Continue Reading…

Living Trusts

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April 26  |  Estate Planning/Probate  |   Tim Stanley

“MOM LEFT EVERYTHING TO ME IN A LIVING TRUST, SO I DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH PROBATE.” OH, REALLY?
     We frequently deal with clients who have put their estates into a “living trust” in order to avoid probate. While living trusts may be useful for people with large estates […] Continue Reading…

The Missing Will

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March 31  |  Estate Planning/Probate  |   Dermot Rigg

A client recently contacted me and asked me to handle the estate of a cousin who had passed away several months earlier. The decedent evidently had a will – but no one could find it. Because there was no will to probate, I recommended that the decedent’s three children […] Continue Reading…

Welcome to dermotrigg.com

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March 27  |  Civil Litigation, Miscellaneous  |   Dermot Rigg

Welcome to our new website. We hope you consider our firm the next time you need legal assistance. Please come back and visit this section in future weeks for articles relating to Dermot Rigg and current events that relate to the law and other legal issues.