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The Common Law: Is My New Car a Lemon?

Shedding light on Texas' Lemon Law

Column, Mar. 5, 2015

The Common Law: Can a Friend Officiate the Wedding?

Marriage through the eyes of Texas

Column, Feb. 5, 2015

The Common Law

Holiday shopping: challenging incorrect credit card charges

Column, Dec. 4, 2014

The Common Law

Who's responsible if a neighbor's overhanging tree is a hazard?

Column, Nov. 6, 2014

The Common Law: My Future Roommate Backed Out – Now What?

Who will pay the rent?

Column, Aug. 7, 2014

The Common Law: Can I Win My Property Tax Protest?

How to appeal to the Appraisal Review Board

Column, Jul. 3, 2014

The Common Law: Tax Procrastinators Unite

Tax Procrastinators Unite

Column, Apr. 3, 2014

The Common Law: Rent Your Place During SXSW?

Rent your place during SXSW?

Column, Mar. 6, 2014

The Common Law: The People's Law School – Learn the Law at No Cost

People's Law School

Column, Feb. 6, 2014

The Common Law: Community Garden Squatter

Community garden squatter – can I adversely possess the abandoned lot next door?

Column, Jan. 3, 2014

The Common Law: Strange Brew – Interesting New Texas Laws

New Texas laws affect eating, drinking, weapons, and tanning

Column, Oct. 3, 2013

The Common Law: New Texas Traffic Laws Take Effect in September

New Texas traffic laws take effect in September

Column, Sep. 5, 2013

The Common Law: Uncertain Lease Agreements – Things to Consider

Uncertain Lease Agreements – Things to Consider

Column, Aug. 1, 2013

The Common Law: Boating Laws and Night WaterSkiing

Boating Laws and Night Water Skiing

Column, Jul. 3, 2013

The Common Law

My tenant is two months late on rent – can I change the locks?

Column, Jun. 6, 2013

The Common Law: The People's Law School – Learn the Law for Free

People's Law School

Column, Feb. 7, 2013

The Common Law: A Visit From the Credit-Card Grinch

Holiday shopping and credit card billing errors

Column, Dec. 6, 2012

The Common Law: Cash Rental Payments and Flaky Roommates

Cash Rental Payments and Flaky Roommates

Column, Sep. 6, 2012

The Common Law: Preempt Fight With Your New Landlord

Column, Aug. 2, 2012

The Common Law

Can I avoid a speeding ticket because there were no speed limit signs?

Column, Jul. 5, 2012

The Common Law: Austin Summer Water Restrictions

Column, Jun. 7, 2012

The Common Law: High Property Taxes? File a Written Protest

Protest High Property Taxes

Column, May. 3, 2012

The Common Law: The People's Law School – Learn the Law for Free

People's Law School

Column, Feb. 2, 2012

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New Year and Better Finances – How Do I Get My Credit Score?

Column, Jan. 5, 2012

The Common Law

Eight-Foot Privacy Fence – Can I Build It?

Column, Dec. 1, 2011

The Common Law

Small Disputes – Should I Hire a Lawyer?

Column, Nov. 3, 2011

The Common Law

Should I Sue in Small-Claims Court?

Column, Oct. 6, 2011

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Rental House Foreclosed – What are Tenant's Rights?

Column, Sep. 1, 2011

The Common Law

My Security Deposit Is Never Returned

Column, Aug. 4, 2011

The Common Law

Specific Performance – Forcing the Sale of Property?

Column, Jul. 7, 2011

The Common Law: Starting My Food Trailer

Getting your food trailer business rolling

Column, Jun. 2, 2011

The Common Law

Protest High Property Taxes

Column, May. 5, 2011

The Common Law

Taxes – April 18 Deadline? Can I Get an Extension?

Column, Apr. 7, 2011

The Common Law: Different Options for Legal Help

Column, Mar. 3, 2011

The Common Law

People's Law School

Column, Feb. 3, 2011

The Common Law

Talking, Texting, and Driving – What's the Law?

Column, Jan. 6, 2011

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Holiday Shopping and Defective Presents

Column, Dec. 3, 2010

The Common Law

Can the City Inspect My Backyard?

Column, Nov. 5, 2010

The Common Law

Will My Security Deposit Ever Be Returned?

Column, Oct. 8, 2010

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Can My 15-Year-Old Work During the School Year?

Column, Sep. 3, 2010

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