Mayor Honors Lives Lost to COVID-19

Over the holiday weekend, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other officials created a memorial downtown to honor the lives of those lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. The memorial, located at the corner of Market and South Alamo streets, has been aptly named “Deep in Our Hearts”. Made up of more than 3,400 red hearts…Continue readingMayor Honors Lives Lost to COVID-19

San Antonio Woman Tragically Shot in Front of her Three Children

It is easy to get caught up in the routine of everyday life. However, the unfortunate reality is that we can never truly predict what will happen. It is important to be ready for the unexpected. One way to accomplish this is to contact an estate planning attorney to have your affairs in order. No…Continue readingSan Antonio Woman Tragically Shot in Front of her Three Children

New Bill Looks to Ease Financial Burden For Parents Seeking Guardianship

When welcoming a baby into the world, there are many hopes and dreams parents have for their child. These dreams include watching them grow up and become an independent adult. When your child has a profound intellectual disability, however, those dreams can change. Such is the case for David and D’Anne Thompson as they continually…Continue readingNew Bill Looks to Ease Financial Burden For Parents Seeking Guardianship

California Probate Attorney to Appear in BBC Documentary “The Battle for Britney”

The “Free Britney” movement has been prevalent on social media and in the news for quite some time now. There have been multiple podcasts dedicated to exploring the ramifications of Britney Spears’ conservatorship, and now documentaries are starting to appear on many streaming services. The latest documentary, “The Battle For Britney”, will premiere on May…Continue readingCalifornia Probate Attorney to Appear in BBC Documentary “The Battle for Britney”

Is An Attorney Needed to Probate a Will?

It is generally common knowledge that, in America, citizens have the right to represent themselves in court. So if you are an executor for a will, it makes sense to think that you might not need to hire an attorney. However, this is not necessarily true. When probating a will, the estate and the executor…Continue readingIs An Attorney Needed to Probate a Will?

Probate Court Cannot Order Executor to Act

Our Texas probate laws provide for independent administrations. The term “independent administration” means a probate that has very little court supervision or involvement. The “independent executor” is left to themselves to know and follow the law. This is why many executors prefer to serve as dependent administrators. They prefer having the court make the difficult…Continue readingProbate Court Cannot Order Executor to Act

About Selecting the Probate Court

There are times when you want to have a local judge or court decide a case. This can help if the court is familiar with the local circumstances or the parties. It can also help if there is a similar fact pattern that one knows the judge or court has considered previously or if the…Continue readingAbout Selecting the Probate Court