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11San Antonio Probate Questions
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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11justice scales
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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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...
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11probate court change of will
So, you want to plan for the future with a Texas will? Whether you’re drafting a new one or updating an existing one, there are certain things you should know and make sure to include. Without further ado, let us discuss five of the most important factors to include in your Texas will. From how...
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When is a contract not subject to equitable conversion? This is a question that often comes up in business law, and the answer is not always clear. In order to understand when a contract is not subject to equitable conversion, we must first understand what equitable conversion is. Equitable conversion is the doctrine that allows...
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After the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to deal with is legal paperwork and court battles. But if you feel like you have been wrongfully left out of a will, or if you think the will is not valid, you may have no choice but to contest it. The process...
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When you create a will, you have the opportunity to specify how your belongings will be distributed after you pass away. This is called a bequest. In Texas, there are three ways to make a bequest in your will: specific, demonstrative, or by residuary. Specific bequests are when you leave a specific item to someone...
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If you’re like most people, you have at least one bank account. But what happens to that account when you die? The answer may surprise you: in Texas, bank accounts do not go through probate. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what this means for your loved ones and how to ensure that your bank...
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Overall, naming your attorney as a beneficiary of your will in Texas is possible, but there are some significant limitations that you should be aware of before you do so. What is a valid will? In Texas, a will is a legal document that outlines an individual’s wishes for how their property and belongings should...
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Have you ever wondered if someone can inherit from an estate if they kill their spouse? This is what is commonly called the “Slayer Rule”. In this blog post, we will explore the realities of the law in Texas. What is a will? In Texas, a will is a legal document that outlines how you...
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