Users' questions

What does pro se mean?

What does pro se mean?

in one’s own behalf
“Pro se” is Latin for “in one’s own behalf.” The right to appear pro se in a civil case in federal court is defined by statute 28 U.S.C. § 1654. Thus, with some limitations, anyone can appear pro se, and anyone who appears before the Court without an attorney is considered pro se.

Is mediation mandatory in Texas?

Texas does not require mediation in family law, but most judges require it. Family law mediation is never required when the parties have an agreement. Most judges require mediation and the parties will not be granted a trial unless they have first attempted to reach an agreement through the mediation process.

What is the Texas law component?

– The Texas Law Component will be a series of video presentations on Texas law from experienced Texas attorneys. Each segment will be followed by questions that applicants must answer correctly in order to proceed to the next segment. The total length of the presentations will be between 10 and 12 hours.

Is there a statute of limitations in Texas?

A statute of limitations refers to how long a party has to bring suit in court. Chapter 16 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code sets out limitation periods for various civil causes of action, and section 16.004 of the Code sets out a 4-year limitation period for suits related to debt.

Is it illegal to own a gun in Texas?

04 of the Texas Penal Code makes it illegal for someone who was convicted of a felony to possess a firearm. However, after five years have passed since the completion of their sentence, parole, or probation, the person is no longer prohibited by state law from possessing a firearm at their home.

When was the paramour law repealed in Texas?

This is commonly referred to as the “paramour law,” which referred to article 1220 of the Texas Penal Code. Article 1220 was repealed in 1973 by Senate Bill 34 during the 63rd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.

Can you carry a handgun in plain view in Texas?

Additionally, section (a-1) states that only those with a Texas License to Carry (LTC) are permitted to keep a handgun in “plain view” within the vehicle. Those with an LTC must keep their handgun in a shoulder or belt holster if their handgun is in plain view. […]

What are the rules for notaries public in Texas?

If you have specific legal questions, consult your attorney. Texas notaries public are governed by Chapter 406 of the Government Code, Chapter 121 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code and the secretary of state’s administrative rules found in 1 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 87, as well as any other applicable state or federal law.

What happens if you die in Texas without a will?

Laws of Intestacy Succession. When a Texas resident dies without having made a last will and testament, the intestacy succession laws found in the Texas Probate Code dictate who inherits the deceased person’s probate estate.

What do you need to know about Texas law?

Will Texas require completion of a Texas Law Component, in addition to an acceptable UBE score, to qualify for admission to the Texas Bar? What is the Texas Law Component? How do I register for the Texas Law Course (TLC)? Will Texas accept a UBE score that was earned more than two years before the date of application for the Texas bar?

Is the Texas non compete agreement enforceable in Texas?

As an attorney who frequently handles contract dispute matters involving Texas non compete agreements, one of the questions that I am asked more than any other (by both employers and employees) is: “Is my Texas non compete agreement enforceable?” Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Texas?