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Texas Law Courts

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Texas law courts
What are my rights as a Texas renter if Apartment manager fails to make repairs?

Me and my wife just got married and are now living in an apartment where the apartment manager hires people with criminal records to do repairs. He wants us to be at home all the time when repairs get done and we can’t be there all the time. But that is just one complaint, we have now been living here for two weeks and no appliances work, no washer/dryer, stove, and dish washer which were promised to us weeks ago and manager said he will fix it all before we even moved in and keeps holding it off even further. We haven’t paid rent thus far but have put down our deposit of $300, we have called him several times and still get little or no help. Is this grounds for breaking a lease and also for a court action if leasor doesn’t obide by the terms of lease in which they do repairs and maintenance? What are my legal rights under Texas Law and how can I get something done? I feel that my landlord is being very cheap on us and hiring unprofessional people to do repairs. What can I do?

I am not in Texas, however, generally a landlord should provide a safe and functional place to live. Read over your lease and figure out what you agreed to. Talk to the city you live in, they should have a housing authority and can advice you on the local ordinances.

I wouldn’t sweat it if you need to break the lease. Unless the rental market is very tight, you probably wont have much trouble. Doesn’t sound like its’ very competitive if the landlord allowed you to move in without paying rent.

Texas Public State

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Texas public state

The state legislators in Austin are concerned with all aspects of education for the children in our state. Of course, we want to know that when we send our next generation of leaders to a public school in Texas that they are receiving the best possible education in math, science, humanities and the arts. This knowledge will allow our students to compete in the workplace and simply be well-rounded adults. However, there is another area of study that is currently on the mind of our elected state leaders and that is sex education. Is Texas providing its students with the best and most appropriate information when it comes to this controversial topic? Some members of the Texas state house think we could be doing better.

One of the bills being considered during this current legislative session is House Bill 1567, which would require all instruction concerning condoms and contraception to be “scientifically accurate.” This piece of legislation would not require schools to discuss condoms as part of the curriculum, but simply creates some standards if the topic is mentioned. According to the language in the bill, the information shared must be verified or supported by research, published in peer-reviewed journals if applicable, and recognized as accurate by relevant professional organizations. In other words, the gym teacher will not be allowed to assert as fact his own personal opinion concerning how long a condom can stay in a teenage boy’s wallet and still be useful.

Occasionally, you can follow the most reliable advice concerning contraception offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the American Public Health Association and still find yourself expecting a child. If this life was not created with purposeful intention by both partners, there may be some disagreements concerning child support and child custody. Bertolino LLP has family law attorneys in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio who can help. Please contact one of our divorce or child custody lawyers today.

Tony R. Bertolino is the managing partner at Bertolino LLP with law offices located in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. A member of the Trial and Appellate Litigation Team, Mr. Bertolino’s practice is devoted largely to complex transactions, commercial litigation, business law, entertainment law and family law matters. You can read more about Mr. Bertolino at

Texas Civil Public

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Texas civil public
does the university of texas school of law help the public in law matters, if so, how? I need help.?

major case, sheriffs dept in guadalupe county withholding truth about child porn on a harddrive that we discovered. they are hiding truth because of her ex husband being friends with the sheriffs dept., we just got a copy of the harddrive after battle with the DA office, and are looking for a computer forensics specialist to open and uncover the truth and be able to tell as well if its been tampered with. Since the harddrive was discovered, my girlfriend has had close to forty charges leveled on her mostly civil in nature through the investigator hiding the child porn, because they are protecting cps who she made outcrys about her ex’s sexual deviance and didn’t want her ll yr old to go with him. We have exhausted our money all in legal fees and need the help direly. She was rearrested past Thurs., and is still in jail without bail, all behind the harddrive. Its in their best interest to bury her so to speak to protect their lie.

try the local county mental health office