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11Who Will Serve as Personal Representative in Your Will?
When a loved one passes away, their estate must be probated and administered to the correct beneficiaries or heirs. This can include the transfer of real property, and it is imperative to understand the steps that are necessary for the transfer. Probate Administration After Death In Texas, probate is a legal process by which a...
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11Venue Transfer vs. Domicile
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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11Who Will Serve as Personal Representative in Your Will?
When a loved one passes away, the process of settling their estate can be a difficult and emotional time. Unfortunately, it can also be a time when family members may disagree over the distribution of assets. This case study focuses on probate law in Texas, and discusses the actions that the client can take when...
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Independent Executor’s for a decedent’s estate must understand that their primary function is to fulfill their legal obligations and responsibilities in accordance with state laws and the terms of the deceased person’s will. They manage the deceased person’s assets, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries according to the will....
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11Creditor'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. Understanding the Probate Process Probate...
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11Qualities to 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 decedent’s estate. 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 serve this...
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11Will Lawyers
Obtaining a guardianship can be a complex legal process. The term “guardianship” refers to the court supervision of an incapacitated person. The court appoints a guardian legal authority to make personal and/or financial decisions for the incapacitated person. It involves petitioning the court to appoint someone as the legal guardian of another person, known as...
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11Last will and Testament
Having a will helps a testator to distribute an estate as they see fit, and can make taking care of family after death much easier. Where intestate succession administers an estate in accordance to Texas intestate succession laws, Whether drafting a new will or updating an existing one, there are certain things to know and...
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11When is a Contract Not Subject to Equitable Conversion?
Equitable conversion is a legal doctrine that treats a contract for the sale of property as if the property has already been transferred, even though the actual transfer has not yet occurred. This shifts risk between the buyer and seller. However, there are situations where equitable conversion does not apply to a contract. However, when...
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11How Do I Contest a Will in Texas?
After the death of a loved one, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is legal paperwork and court battles. However, sometimes there is no other option but to contest a will, especially if there is a legitimate concern regarding a decedent’s final will. Foundations for a Will Contest in Texas When contesting a...
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