Cheryl Rivera Smith

Cheryl Rivera Smith

  • Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • Arizona, Georgia, Texas
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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Georgia
Texas
Languages
  • Spanish
Education
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
J.D | Real Estate, Probate & Trust
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Honors: Cum Laude
Awards
1996 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Dallas Bar Association
Donated over 500 hours of pro bono services to Immigration Counseling Services.
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 00798511
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Estate Forms Committee - publishes the Texas Real Estate Forms Manual
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
29 Questions Answered

Q. Two people purchased a house, and one party wants to deed over their interest in the property to the other
A: Contact an attorney to prepare a warranty deed. It should cost about $100 plus filing fee.
Q. What remedy does a Texas Condominium have if the Board refuses to have an audit?
A: If you suspect wrong-doing by the Board, then it is best for the other owners to get together and consult with an attorney.
Q. Homeowner's Association breaches contract and suing me for non payment. What recourse do I have?
A: Pay your back dues. If that is not possible, then possibly the HOA will offer a payment plan.
Q. Can i rent a house that i was awarded in a divorce but my husband name is still in the deed.
A: If you were awarded the house, then probably yes. Check your divorce decree for restrictions. You may want to record your decree so that your husband's name is taken off of the title.
Q. A resident needs help with her estate: her children sold her house
A: She should contact an attorney ASAP.
Q. Is a contract for a home loan purchase valid if the property address doesn't match legal description.
A: If there is a dispute, a judge will decide if it is a valid contract.
Q. Texas, surface rights split, selling timber, does this mean timber money will have to be split
A: Absent an agreement to the contrary, timber income should be split.
Q. 83 yr old with little estate, does she need a will. Has only 1 sonb ut they have disowened each other.
A: If she has a house, then she should have a will. If she dies without a will, and has no husband, son inherits all.
Q. My Sister Died, a single parent and had (1) Child of 19 years of ages.
A: Yes.
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Frisco, TX, USA
Telephone: (214) 669-0606
Fax: (469) 633-0587