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  • Use Of Site
  • The law firm of Stevenson and Ricker and legalformsfortexas.com provide legal information and forms for sale based on the terms and conditions stated herein. 

    A binding legal agreement is established by the use of this website, and any and all information, forms, audio clips, or other content of this website are subject to the express terms of this agreement.  By using this website, and by clicking the “I agree or accept” button or option, you agree to all of the terms, conditions, and disclaimers contained herein. 

    If you do not agree with all of the terms, conditions, and limitations on the use of this website,  then you are not authorized to use this website and you are hereby instructed to exit this website. 

    This website offers legal forms, information about the legal forms, and topics in a general manner, which we hope will be of use to you. 

    No attorney client relationship established: 

    The information contained in the forms that are provided in this website constitutes general information on common legal matters, and is not equal to legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney client relationship between the purchaser and/or user and the principals of this website. 

    Likewise, the purchase of legal forms on this website does not form an attorney-client relationship, and no such relationship shall be established, unless the purchaser and/or user of these legal forms enters into a formal attorney-client relationship by the signing of an attorney-client agreement with the law firm of Stevenson and Ricker.  The sale of forms without legal consultation is akin to a publishing service, similar to the purchase of books offering general legal advice and forms that you can purchase on disks available at office and supply or computer stores.  By using this website you are representing yourself in any and all legal matters that you undertake. 

    Every person who uses this website may have different goals, needs, and requirements; therefore, it is impossible to address every situation with general information and general forms.  The practice of law involves, in part, obtaining information from an individual or family and structuring a document that fits their individual needs and circumstances.

     While we recognize that many legal documents are simple, and some of the language contained therein is designed to fit many situations, your actual needs may require an experienced attorney to conduct a specific review and analysis of your individual situation and then custom draft a legal document tailored to your needs.

     Many legal documents contain “boilerplate”.  Legal “boilerplate” is commonly referred to as words or phrases designed to accomplish a specific purpose and are found in many legal documents.  Standard legal “boilerplate” may or may not fit your circumstances.  There may be alternative clauses that better fit your situation.  It is beyond the scope of this website, and the forms contained herein, to address every specific need. It is for this reason you should consult an attorney of your choice to review any documents or information that you've obtained on this website to see, if in fact, the information or advice in the form fits your particular situation and needs.

     This website is not a substitute for actual legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas.  We believe that we have given you useful and accurate information; however, that does not convey the same benefit as personalized legal, financial, tax advice, review, and work.  If you need help understanding how the law applies to your particular circumstances or assistance in deciding what document would be best for you in your situation, you should contact a qualified attorney, tax advisor, financial advisor, or other professional. 

    The forms in this website are not a substitute for the advice of an experienced and licensed attorney.  Negotiating and or drafting legal documents, tax documents, or financial documents yourself may save you money on professional fees; however, it may also expose you to risks that you undertake by failing to obtain individual personalized legal, tax, or financial advice.  The facts of your own personal situation, along with your state’s specific laws and changes in the law that may have occurred after the development of the forms contained on this website make it advisable to consult an attorney, tax professional, or financial advisor before finalizing any transaction, including the completion of legal documents. 

    The information contained in this website is intended for general information, which may or may not be appropriate for all circumstances.  The website cannot determine which forms are best for your individual situation.  Furthermore, all forms have choices and clauses which may or may not be appropriate for your individual situation.  Many paragraphs contain what is  considered to be legal “boilerplate” and may have unintended consequences, depending on your situation.  You must use your own judgment, skill, and expertise to determine to the extent assistance of a lawyer or other professional advisor may be needed.  If your estate is expected to be larger than the federal or state tax exemption equivalent, then you should consider obtaining a more complex estate planning document and you should consider seeking estate planning counsel. 

    The law contains general principles with many exceptions and distinguishing features.  The law is also in a constant state of flux or change.  Documents written today may be obsolete tomorrow.  The user is therefore advised to have any information, forms, or documents obtained from this website, or any other forms from any other website, checked to make sure that there have been no changes which may adversely affect the document that you have chosen. This is one of the reasons why you should contact an attorney to review your legal matter. 

    Most of the forms and advise on this website is intended for “uncontested” matters.  If you are representing yourself and the other side is represented by an attorney, you should consider obtaining your own attorney rather than handling the matter yourself.  Ignorance of the law or procedures may not work to your advantage and generally is not a sufficient excuse to overturn an adverse decision, ruling or result. 

    If you purchase any of the documents for sale on this website, please be advised that you are entitled to use those documents for your own personal use.  No transfer of title is granted, intended, or implied by the purchase of documents contained in this website.  All documents, comments, and other information on this website are copyrighted, and the users are granted a limited license for his or  her own personal use. This means that you are not entitled to distribute, sale, or transfer the documents to a person outside of your immediate household.  You may not remove any copyright notice or terms of the license from the documents on this website.  Likewise, you may not use any of the documents or information on this website for any commercial purpose or gain whatsoever.  You are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, reproducing, publishing, or creating any type of derivative works from the information, forms, or content of this website.

     Since legal forms change frequently, it is recommended that you obtain a new form every time you have need of a legal matter rather than reuse any documents that may have been purchased previously on this website.  This should help make sure that you are getting the most current form because it is possible that a prior one may have been updated or replaced since the last time you used this service.

     The user agrees to proof read any documents purchased herein for completeness, grammar, spelling and consistency.  Furthermore the user agrees to check and verify all of the data placed into the form including all names, addresses, and other document specific information. 

    The user acknowledges and agrees that the user assumes the risk of choosing not to use an attorney and that the user agrees to  suffer any consequences that may occur as the result of using the information or forms contained on this website. 

    Limitation of warranties 

    Please read the following important notice which are in capital letters because it affects your rights.   

    ANY USE OF THE INFORMATION, FORMS OR MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED IN THIS DISCLAIMER.

     WHILE REASONABLE AND ORDINARY CARE HAS BEEN GIVEN IN THE PREPARATION OF THE INFORMATION, FORMS, AND DOCUMENTS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SAME ARE FREE FROM ERRORS, DEFECTS, OMISSIONS OR WILL MEET ANY SPECIFIC PURPOSE.  THE FORMS MAY NOT FIT YOUR UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOU IN THE EVENT A DISPUTE ARISES REGARDING THE USE OF THESE DOCUMENTS.  LIKEWISE, YOU MAY HAVE TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL FORMS OR INFORMATION TO COMPLETE A LEGAL MATTER THAT YOU ARE UNDERTAKING.  EACH LOCALITY MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL OR DIFFERENT FORMS WHICH MUST BE USED TO COMPLETE A LEGAL MATTER.

     ACCORDINGLY, LEGALFORMSFORTEXAS.COM AND THE LAW FIRM OF STEVENSON AND RICKER DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR WARRANTY OF NON INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, CONCERNING THE USE OF THE INFORMATION, FORMS, OR CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE. 

     ANY PERSON WHO OBTAINS ANY INFORMATION OR FORMS ON THIS SITE TAKES THE FORMS “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LEGALFORMSFORTEXAS.COM AND THE LAW FIRM OF STEVENSON AND RICKER ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF OUR SITE OR ANY OTHER RELATED OR LINKED WEBSITES, OR FROM SUCH WEBSITES BEING DOWN OR NOT AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED. 

    LIKEWISE, THE OWNERS OF THIS WEBSITE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY OR ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES WHICH MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF USING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE FORMS.   

    FURTHERMORE, LEGALFORMSFORTEXAS.COM AND THE LAW FIRM OF STEVENSON AND RICKER TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CHANGES, ALTERATIONS, OR MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE MADE TO ANY OF THE FORMS WHICH HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED OR PURCHASED FROM THIS WEBSITE. 

    THE USER IS ADMONISHED TO CONSULT A LAWYER WHEN MAKING ANY CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO ANY LEGAL FORMS PURCHASED ON THIS WEBSITE, SINCE ANY CHANGE MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE FORM PURCHASED OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE. 

    IN NO EVENT SHALL LEGALFORMSFORTEXAS.COM OR THE LAW FIRM OF STEVENSON AND RICKER, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ATTORNEYS, STAFF, PRINCIPALS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF INFORMATION, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANYWAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE INFORMATION, FORMS, DOCUMENTS OR DATA/INFORMATION THAT IS OBTAINED FROM THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY TELEPHONE SUPPORT SERVICE, WHETHER THE SAME IS BASED IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, COMMON-LAW, TORT OR OTHERWISE EVEN IF THE OWNERS OR OPERATORS OF THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

    THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THE SOLE DAMAGE THAT HE OR SHE MAY BE ENTITLED TO, IN THE EVENT OF A DEFECT, ERROR, MISTAKE, OR INAPPROPRIATE FORM, WILL BE THE RETURN AND REFUND OF THE MONIES PAID FOR THE PURCHASE OF SAID LEGAL ADVICE, FORM, OR OTHER CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE. 

    Privacy policy

    Your information is important to us.  We do not share or disseminate your information with third parties without your approval.  As a user of this website, you may receive offers from products supplied by affiliated parties or ourselves.  If you do not wish to receive such offers, you may opt out by checking the box which allows your information not to be disseminated to third parties.

    We may however, use your e-mail address to send you information concerning our website, our services and products and in so doing “cookies” may be used in conjunction with this use or our advertisers may use such “cookies”.  Likewise our merchant services/credit card processing processors may collect information from you in order to be able to process your payments. 

    Copyright and trademark notices

    All contents, forms, advice, and information contained in this website are subject to a legal copyright by S. Lee Stevenson Jr., Attorney At Law P.C.  2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 

    No part of this website may be reproduced, disseminated or transferred in any form, whether electronically or otherwise, without the prior express written approval of the law firm of Stevenson and Ricker and legalformsfortexas.com, other than the forms which you have purchased for a one time, personal use, subject to the restrictions contained herein.  Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. 

    Some of the information or forms may be available from other sources including public domain or government forms. No claim or license is made to public domain or government forms or information in the public domain. 

    Refunds 

    If you are not satisfied with a legal document purchased from this website,  then a refund may be provided to you if the request is made no later than 5 days from the date that the form was purchased.  In the event that a user of this website frequently obtains documents from the website and then seeks a refund, the owners and operators of this website reserve the right to refuse refunds to any firm or person it considers abusing the privileges granted herein.

     General terms and conditions

     Amendment Or Modification 

    This Agreement represents the entire agreement by and between the parties except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.  It may not be changed except by written agreement duly executed by all of the parties.

    Choice of law and venue 

    The terms and conditions for the use of this website are governed by the laws of the State of Texas and venue shall be in Bexar County Texas.  You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the State of Texas, and all disputes arising out of or relating to this website are subject to arbitration. 

    If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to any applicable law, then the unenforceable provision will be deemed to be superseded by a valid and enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of this agreement shall continue in old force and effect. 

    Terms and conditions of the use of this agreement supersede all prior communications and proposals and constitute the entire agreement between the user and the owners and operators of this website. 

    Disputes 

    In the event that a dispute occurs applicable to the operation, construction, interpretation, or enforcement of this Agreement, the parties hereby agree to submit the dispute to a commercial arbitrator so that the matter may be arbitrated in lieu of resolving the dispute in a court of law or equity. 

    The parties shall choose an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association pursuant to the following process: The parties shall request from the American Arbitration Association a list of nine commercial arbitrators.  Each party, assuming there are two parties to the Agreement, shall have four strikes, and thereby strike from the list the arbitrators they do not wish to use.  The remaining arbitrator, the one that has not been stricken, will be the arbitrator to hear the matter. 

    The parties agree to follow the American Arbitration Association rules, guidelines and procedures.  The Arbitrator shall not base his or her ruling on more stringent rules of civil procedure or evidence which may be contained in any state or federal law, code or regulation including but not limited to the Federal or any State's rules of civil procedure or evidence.

    The Arbitrator shall set the matter for hearing and hear the case; no summary judgment or dismissal shall be allowed. 

    The parties shall abide by the Arbitrator's decision, which shall be final and binding.   The Arbitrator shall be required to give reasons to support the decision.  The losing party agrees to reimburse the prevailing party for any and all attorney's fees and costs of arbitration incurred. 

    The parties agree that there shall be no right to appeal the Arbitrator's decision.

    In the event the prevailing party is required to file a lawsuit to enforce this Agreement or the arbitrator's decision, then the losing party agrees to pay any and all attorney's fees that the prevailing party may incur in order to require the other party’s compliance with the arbitrator's or court’s decision.

    No Waiver

    The failure or delay by Stevenson and Ricker or legalformsfortexas.com in the enforcement of the rights detailed in this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such rights nor shall it be considered as a basis for estoppel either at equity or at law.

    Parol Evidence, Status Of Agreement And Prior Understandings

    This Agreement and the exhibits attached hereto and incorporated herein, if any, contain the entire Agreement of the parties and there are no representations, inducements, promises, agreements, arrangements or undertakings, oral or written, between the parties to this Agreement other than those set forth herein and duly executed in writing.  No agreement of any kind shall be binding upon either party unless and until the same has been made in writing and duly executed by both parties. 

    All previous agreements, contracts, oral understandings, representations, arrangements, or undertakings of any kind relative to the matters contained in this Agreement are hereby superseded and canceled and all claims and demands not contained in this agreement are deemed fully completed and satisfied.

    Parties Bound Clause 

    This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns. 

    The parties to this Agreement expressly agree that in the event a party seeks to or does transfer part or all of its assets to a separate entity, not a party to this Agreement, the party shall be liable under this Agreement as if the transfer had not occurred. 

    Representations 

    No representations, promises, guarantees or warranties were made to induce either party to execute this Agreement other than those stated in the Agreement. 

    Severability 

    If any provision of this Agreement is for any reason held violative of any applicable law, governmental rule or regulation, or if the provision is held to be unenforceable or unconscionable, then the invalidity of that specific provision  shall not be held to invalidate the remaining provisions of this Agreement. All other provisions and the entirety of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless the removal of the invalid provision destroys the legitimate purposes of this Agreement, in which event this Agreement shall be canceled and