Kate Broussard

Kate Broussard

Practicing Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Business Law in SETX
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

Kate Broussard is an associate at MehaffyWeber, P.C. in the firm’s business practice group. Kate focuses her practice on estate planning, probate law, elder law, corporate law, real estate transactions, and oil and gas work. While at Baylor Law School, Kate was active in Baylor’s Public Service Program, receiving the distinction of Public Interest Scholar. She was especially involved in the Baylor Veteran’s Clinic and with the Baylor Pro Bono Transactional Team, which gave Kate a unique opportunity to speak with Veterans about their legal problems and gain valuable experience drafting estate planning and business organization documents. She practices primarily in Jefferson County, Hardin County, Orange County, Newton County and Harris County.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
MehaffyWeber
- Current
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Zack Hawthorn
United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
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Education
Baylor Law School
J.D. (2017)
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.A. (2013)
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Awards
Provisional of the Year
Junior League of Beaumont
Awarded to an outstanding new member for work completed during her first year in the organization.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 24097265
Member
Current
Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
Director
- Current
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Participates in countless volunteer opportunities promoting attorneys in the Jefferson County area and the legal profession. Represents Pro Bono clients in Probate matters.
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning... More than Just a Will!, Lamar University 2018 Retirement Seminar
Lamar University
Elder Care Considerations, Advanced Planning Seminar, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland Texas 77627
Melancon's Funeral Home
Discussed the legal issues that arise when a loved one is placed in a nursing home and what your legal rights are during their stay.
How an Attorney Can Help, Faithful Schooling Academy of Beaumont
Discussed ways of becoming an attorney and different ways attorneys serve and help with community, and answered questions about my path to becoming an attorney.
Certifications
Guardianship Ad Litem
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
MehaffyWeber
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. We have signed a contract on a home and seller accepted. closing is June 20, 2018? can we change our minds now?
A: Yes, but before you do, you should speak with your real estate agent and a real estate attorney about the implications. The legal issues that would arise are going to be contract specific and depend on your particular agreement with the Seller. Typically there are permissible reasons to breach a contract that are outlined in your contract. A close reading of your contract will allow you a better idea of what will "allow" you to breach. If you are not breaching the agreement for a reason that is discussed under the contract, the contract will typically outline the penalties. Under Texas law, the Seller can try to force you to close by filing suit. This is not something that happens frequently, but it is within their rights. A Seller can also sue you to recover the difference between the contract price with you and the price they had to sell their house for, if they sell to someone else for a lower price. Once again, it all is dependent on the contract. You need to contact a local attorney to review the contract and discuss the implications with you.
Q. Is a residential lease with an error in my favor enforceable?
A: It depends. You should contact a local attorney and have them review all lease provisions, specifically provisions relating to alterations or modifications. Typically they would not be able to force you to sign a new lease for the current lease term, but they may be able to modify the existing lease depending on the terms of the agreement or exercise their right (if any) granted under the agreement to terminate the lease agreement.
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Contact & Map
Beaumont Office
Beaumont Tower Building
2615 Calder, Ste. 800
Beaumont, TX 77702
USA
Telephone: (409) 835-5011
Fax: (409) 835-5177
Houston Office
One Allen Center
500 Dallas, Ste. 1200
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Telephone: (713) 655-1200
Fax: (713) 651-1515