Probate Administration
11Can a Bank Foreclose on an Inherited Property?
The foreclosure process can be complex.  It can be even more complex when the person who takes out a mortgage dies and the property passes to their beneficiaries or heirs.   This can raise questions about the legal and financial responsibilities of both the inheritors of the property and the lender. Who is responsible for the...
119 Records to Locate after the Death of a Loved One
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, and it can be even more challenging when there is no clear plan for their assets. In Texas, when someone passes away without a will, their assets are subject to the state’s intestacy laws. This means that the court will distribute the assets according...
11Is An Attorney Needed to Probate a Will?
Probate law can be complex, particularly when a loved one passes away without leaving a will. In this case study, we explore the legal process for probating an estate without a will. We also consider the challenges that arise when the family members live in another state and provide practical advice on how to navigate...
11Navigating Joint Power of Attorney in Texas Probate Law
The use of durable powers of attorney is a common practice in Texas, allowing individuals to appoint agents to manage their financial affairs in the event they become incapacitated. However, when it comes to joint powers of attorney, financial institutions may be hesitant to honor the document. What is a Joint Power of Attorney? Joint...
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The loss of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time, but when it is combined with the responsibilities of managing an estate, the process can become overwhelming. In this article, we will explore a case study of probate in Texas with a video will and highlight some of the important considerations involved. Understanding...
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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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....
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...
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...
11Do bank accounts go through probate in Texas?
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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