May 2022
11Probate Attorney
Probate is the process of administering a deceased person’s property and assets in accordance with their estate plan. At times, this can lead to disputes over the ownership and distribution of their assets. The court may be called upon to adjudicate these disputes and determine the rightful owner of property in an estate. In doing...
11Selecting the Right Probate Court
A probate court is a court of limited jurisdiction that has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates in Texas. Probate courts are usually operated at the county level, although there are a few county-level courts that operate independently of the regular probate courts. How do you know how to pick...
11Common Words in Probate Cases
Probate Terms A probate case is a legal proceeding to administer the estate of a person who has died. There are common terms in probate cases that you should know. In this article, we will define some of these terms. The following is a list of the most commonly used terms in probate cases: Administrator...
11Alternatives to Probate in Texas: Small Estate Affidavit
Should You Try to Avoid Probate in Texas? Unlike other states, Texas has a plain-language and simplified probate system. This isn’t new. Some version of this layman-friendly probate system has been around since the 19th century. In many other states, people seek to avoid probate with complicated estate planning. That’s not necessary in Texas. The...
11Last Will and Testament
Introduction When creating a will, a person may rely on a life insurance beneficiary who will be designated to handle their affairs. A person may rely on a life insurance beneficiary if they are unable to read, write, or are in any other way inhibited from handling their affairs themselves. Having a life insurance beneficiary...
11Where to find solar eclipse glasses
Who is responsible for the probate administration of a missing person? This is not a question that comes up very often and you typically do not need to know the answer until you are faced with this unfortunate situation. For example, if you are a beneficiary of an estate, you will probably be dealing with...

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