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  • Austin Laws

    Austin, the capital of Texas, is widely considered the cultural hub of the state and also boasts an expansive and diverse technology industry. Austinites are a diverse bunch, made up of state government workers, college students, technology workers, ...

  • Beaumont Laws

    Beaumont-Port Arthur is a three-county region of southeast Texas known for it oil wealth. The “Golden Triangle” comprises Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. With a deep-seated history coupled with a location on the Gulf of Mexico, a visit to this are...

  • Home Buying Basics in Texas
    Updated by Ilona Bray, J.D., University of Washington Law School

    Be sure the agent you choose has experience representing buyers in Texas, good references, and qualifications to meet your housebuying needs in terms of your ideal location, type of property, and budget. ...

  • Common Law Marriage in Texas
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    What Is a Common Law Marriage? A valid common law marriage in Texas is where a man and woman become husband and wife without getting a marriage license and having a marriage ceremony. Once established, a common law marriage has the same legal effect ...

  • Corpus Christi Laws

    Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region. Originally founded by Spanish explorers, it became a frontier trading post, and then a famed Army camp for soon-to-be President Zachary Taylor before the war with Mexico. Corpus Christi also...

  • Dallas Laws

    As one of the top ten largest cities in the country, it should probably come as no surprise that Dallas also has one of the most extensive (and busiest) legal systems. If you're involved in a case or have a legal problem in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arli...

  • El Paso Laws

    El Paso is a city steeped in history. Once known as the "Six Shooter Capital" during the late 1800s because of its lawlessness, El Paso and its over 672, 000 residents are now much more peaceful and law-abiding. However, if you’re involved in a case ...

  • Texas Employment Law Basics
    By Lisa Guerin, ​J.D., Boalt Hall at the University of California at Berkeley

    Federal and state laws protect the rights of Texas employees. ...

  • Fort Worth Laws

    The City of Cowboys and Culture proudly embraces its western roots, including hosting the largest indoor rodeo in the world. Known through history as the Gateway to the American West, Fort Worth is drenched in history; look no further than the marvel...

  • Galveston Laws

    A strategic military location, Galveston has a rich history with its share of economic and cultural ups-and-downs. Recently, Galveston has become an important center of the medical device industry and has invested in specialized higher education. In ...

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