September 2016

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"Can a seventeen year old leave home?"

September 12, 2016


The library often receives questions from the public regarding whether a seventeen year-old can leave home, so this research guide was created to provide information on juveniles and the age of majority in Texas to help you locate and understand the law. This research guide provides information related to the following: Rights of juvenile victims of domestic violence Juvenile delinquency Texas statutes dealing with the age of majority and definitions Relevant Texas Attorney General opinio…

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Community property: a legal reseach guide

September 26, 2016


Did you know that Texas is one of nine states that is a community property jurisdiction? In general, this means that any property acquired by a couple during their marriage (with a few exceptions) is equally owned by both spouses. Our reference librarians have created many legal research guides for specific areas of the law. Our guide on community property includes links to Texas laws dealing with this topic as well as resources written in “plain English.” We highlight useful e-books, articles,…

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