Sunday, June 22, 2014

Texas Statues of Limitation

A lot of statues of limitations run 4 years in Texas BUT not all!  You need to look up the law and determine if yours is more or less.

Breach of Promise to Marry is 1 year
VTCA Civil Prac. and Rem. Code Section 16.002(a)

Malpracice Legal and Accountant is 2 years
VTCA Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Section 16.003(a)

Defamation - Libel and Slander is 1 year
VTCA Civ. Prac. & Rem Code Section 16.003(a)

To Cancel Will for Forgery or Fraud - 2 years AFTER discovery
VATS Probate Code Section 93

To contest Validity of Will Admitted to Probate - 2 years after will admitted to probate
BUT Minors and Mentally incompetent persons have 2 years from removal of disability to contest probate.

Most Employment & Discriminations Suits in Texas are 2 years but there are some exceptions so talk to a lawyer about your individual facts.
Labor Code Section 62.202
Labor Code Section 451.001
Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Section 16.003(a)

No statute to determine Paternity

Enforcement of Child Support in Court of Continuing Jurisdiction
Generally 2 years after the child turns 18 or 2 years AFTER obligation ends
Family Code Section 157.005(a)

Division of Property not divided on Divorce or Annulment -
2 years from date the former spouse communicates repudiation of ownership interest.
Family Code Section 9.202(a)

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