Moving to Texas Checklist


Moving Topic 

Potential Action Items 

Young Children:


____   Register kids for school.

____   Find local doctor, dentist, optometrist, day care

____   “Texas Size” your Will / Trusts / Powers of Attorney / Guardian to ensure that children are protected if you are disabled or deceased

House and Home:


____   Mail forwarding.

____   Home, car, boat, rental insurance. Consider umbrella insurance.

____   Texas Homestead Exemption.

Travis County:

____   Register to vote.

Rental Properties:


____   Consider Texas LLC for asset protection. By default, litigants can sue for owner’s rental AND personal property.

LLC = asset shield.


Cars, Trucks, Boats:

____   Get Texas driver’s license.


____   Register cars and boats in Texas.




Business Entities, e.g., Limited Liability Co (LLCs) :

____   Consider changing existing business entities to TX entity (e.g., LLC).

____   File final return for entity in prior state to end annual registration fees.

____   Find CPA to prep TX Franchise Tax Returns for TX entities.

Professional Network:


____   Attorney – estate planning, business and asset protection

____   CPA / accountant – personal and business income tax returns

____   Realtor, property manager

____   Insurance agent – property, auto, rental, life, long term care

____   Financial advisor – 401k, IRA, brokerage investments


Thrash Carroll Vanway Law Group 

Attorneys specializing in Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Probate

(512) 263-5400 | | 3 Lakeway Centre Ct, Ste 200, Lakeway, TX 78734

Initial consultation is complimentary.