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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...
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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...
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san antonio probate
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...
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Probate Missing Person San Antonio
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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Judge explains why Bexar county probate court is important One of the most important courts in Texas is the one we’re least familiar with: probate court. We (or at least our heirs) might end up there some day. Bexar County Probate Court 2 Judge Veronica Vasquez notes that probate court touches “every life in Bexar...
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Probate Statute of Limitations
Statute of Limitations on Estate Claims The statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit against another person or entity. The statute of limitations on claims against a decedent’s estate, commonly referred to as the probate statute of limitations, varies from state to state....
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Exclusive Jurisdiction and the Texas Probate Court
Chief Duties of the Texas Probate Court The chief duties of the probate court are to supervise the probate of wills and the administration of estates. The probate process, including the distribution of the estate’s assets, is governed by the Texas Estates Code and the Texas Probate Code. In most cases in Texas, probate is...
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will headings conflict
A lot of planning goes into preparing a Last Will and Testament.  The testator agonizes over who is going to take what asset and when.  The testator thinks through who should serve as the executor and what powers they should have.  Then the estate planning attorney carefully crafts the legal document.  And great care is...
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probate court change of will
What if a loved one executes a will based on a faulty assumption? What if you can prove the error? For example, what if a loved one fails to include a family member in their will because they mistakenly believe that family member is already provided for outside of the will? Can the omitted family...
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hand shake probate
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...
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