The Transfer of Real Property in Texas: A Journey Through Probate Law

The loss of a loved one is a tragedy that befalls us all, leaving us bereft and disheartened. In these trying times, the last thing one desires is the confusion that follows in the transfer of a loved one’s assets. However, if your loved one was the owner of real property in the great state […]

Ademption and Voluntary Partition in Texas Probate Law

Ademption and voluntary partition are two important concepts in Texas Probate Law that are often confused. Understanding the differences between the two concepts is crucial for those who are administering an estate or creating an estate plan. Ademption in Texas Probate Law Ademption refers to the situation where a specific gift in a will or […]

A Case Study on Contesting a Will in Texas

Probate law can be complex and confusing, especially when it comes to issues of inheritance and validity of wills. This case study focuses on a specific situation in Texas probate law, where an individual believes that a will filed after his grandfather’s death is invalid and that the grandfather’s real siblings should be entitled to […]

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What is the most important thing for a Texas executor to remember?

As the executor of a will in Texas, it is important to understand and fulfill your legal obligations and responsibilities in accordance with the laws of the state and the terms of the deceased person’s will. The role of the executor is to manage the deceased person’s assets, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the […]

Creditor’s Claims in Texas Probate Courts

When a person passes away, their assets and debts must be settled through the probate process. This process can be complicated, especially when it comes to the payment of creditors. In Texas, there are specific rules and procedures that must be followed when dealing with creditor’s claims in probate court. In this article, we will […]

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Can evidence of past misconduct toward an estate prove undue influence?

Questions of undue influence can be difficult to prove in Texas, particularly when it comes to a deceased’s estate. But did you know that evidence of past misconduct toward the decedent may be able to help establish undue influence? In this blog post, we will discuss the complexities of proving undue influence in Texas and […]

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What Should I Look for in a Personal Representative?

Texas state law mandates that for any probate matter, a personal representative must be appointed in order to represent the estate of the deceased. But what exactly does that mean? How can one determine who is capable and eligible to be the personal representative? And what qualities do they need to possess in order to […]

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Can I Challenge the Court Appointment of an Independent Executor?

In the Texas case of In re Estate of Crenshaw, the court was faced with a hearing on the disqualification of an independent executor under section 78 of the Texas Probate Code [now the Texas Estates Code]. At issue in the case was whether an order appointing an independent executor was appealable to a higher […]

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How Do I Get a Guardianship in San Antonio?

Obtaining a guardianship in San Antonio, Texas can be a complex legal process. It involves petitioning the court to appoint you as the legal guardian of another person, known as the “ward.” This can be necessary when the ward is unable to make decisions for themselves due to age, disability, or some other circumstance. The […]