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Free Wills Month: May 2014

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Apr 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss is proud to announce that we are participating in Capacity Marketing for Charities' Free Wills Month during the month of May 2014. In an effort to spread the word about making charitable contributions while preparing your estate plan, we are offering simple will...

There’s No Such Thing as a “Free Consultation”

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Mar 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many attorneys, local and nationwide, have taken to offering “free initial consultations.” In fact, when I first started my practice, I was one of them. I very quickly realized this was a mistake, and I'd like to share three (3) reasons why the idea of a “free consultation” is a misleading one. 1...

Who Owns the Mineral Rights on Your Land in Texas

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Feb 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texas is known to have rich natural reserves of natural minerals and oil. If you own land in Texas, it can be extremely likely that you can rich reserves of valuable minerals and oil under your land. In these cases, you can lease out the rights and collect royalty payments for mineral rights in T...

So What Exactly Do Executors Do?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Feb 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

This question was posed to me by a friend recently, and to answer his question and shed some light on the topic in general, I wrote today's blog. The following six (6) points require these definitions: Testator– living person who writes a will identifying his or her wishes upon death Decedent– a ...

Common Law Marriage: Not as Common as You Think

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Feb 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

People often ask me about their rights as part of a common-law marriage. Here are 5 facts about this arrangement that you may not have known. 1. Common law marriage is not recognized in every state. Only Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, and ...

Mineral rights on your land in Texas

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Dec 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas is a region rich in mineral deposits. If you own land in Texas which has mineral deposits, you can lease out the rights for those deposits to third parties in exchange for lease payments. It is very important that you understand the various laws regarding mineral rights before you enter a d...

Are you owed royalty payments for Oil and Gas?

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Dec 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you own property in Texas that has a rich oil deposit, and you have leased out the rights to that deposit to a third party, then you are entitled to receive oil and gas royalties in Texas for the entire duration of your lease. If your royalty payments are overdue, or you are not receiving paym...

Understanding Oil and Gas Royalty Payments in Texas

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Dec 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are a resident of Houston, it is likely that you might have mineral deposits under the land you own. If you do, you might need to employ the services of an oil and gas royalties lawyer in Houston, to make sure that land and any mineral or oil deposits under it that you own are processed in...

Understanding Uncontested Divorce In Texas

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Dec 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

If your marital life is stricken with incompatiblity, irreversible differences or difficulties, and have decided to part ways to get a fresh start in life, you will definitely want a hassle-free, uncontested divorce. Divorces can often be long, protracted affairs, and it helps to have top quality...

How to Prepare for a Divorce in Texas

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Dec 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Divorce is never easy for anyone. But if irreconcilable differences in marriage have forced you make up your mind to seek a divorce, you can gain from The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss's experience in divorce cases. If you are looking for the easiest way to get a divorce in Texas, you can hire o...

How to Protect your Business’ Trade Secrets Part 1

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Oct 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

what is the best internet security software This blog is specifically for business owners. If you have formulas, special recipes, client lists, or any other information you wouldn't want your competitors to have, pay close attention. There are a few steps you can take that will protect your trad...

Mineral Ownership 101

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Mar 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas is a mineral-rich state. Beneath our feet lies liquid gold in the form of oil and natural gas. The recent political and economic need for domestic energy production has caused a change in the landscape. Now people who have owned their homes, farm land, and undeveloped lots are receiving pho...

Uncontested Divorce: Part Myth and Part Magic

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Jan 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Speaking with potential clients, I often hear a phrase bandied about wantonly to describe their situations. That phrase is “uncontested divorce.” The people who use this phrase believe that it has meaning, but in reality, there are very few divorces that are truly uncontested. When a marriage inv...

Small Business Owners: 3 Things Your Lawyer Needs to Know

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Nov 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently this office has been bombarded with questions from harried business owners. They range in topic and severity. “Can I finance the sale of my store?”  “Should I agree to this business proposal?” “What's the best way to protect myself from a lawsuit if any employee gets injured?” These are ...

Thoughtful Essay: Combining Finances before Marriage

Posted by Kimberly D. Moss | Nov 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

I came across a very well-written essay called “We Became a Family When 2 Bank Accounts Became 1”  by Bowen Close. I think it should be required reading for all couples anticipating marriage. The piece is written from the first-person perspective of a married woman who was asked when did she and ...

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