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Probate Litigation
11Retirement Plan Terms Can Trump State Probate Laws
Having specific language and instructions in wills or estate plans can help distribute a decedent’s assets in accordance to their wishes. There may be cases where more than one beneficiary can lay claim to a decedent’s assets.  As San Antonio probate attorneys, we often see this when individuals feel they are entitled to the property or...
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11Contracts Entered Into by a Person Who Lacks Mental Capacity
What happens if someone enters into a contract to sell property, but there is evidence that they have some mental capacity issues?  What if the mental capacity issues are serious, like dementia, and they are so significant that they warrant the appointment of a guardian shortly after the contracts are entered into?  Are the contracts...
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11Challenging a Will in Texas: A Case Study
The probate process can be a complex and emotional time for families, especially when the validity of a will is called into question. In Texas, the validity of a will can be challenged on several grounds, including fraud, undue influence, duress, and lack of capacity. In this article, we will examine a case study involving...
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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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11what to do when beneficiaries disagree
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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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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In Texas, if a debtor dies before the judgment is satisfied, the judgment may be enforced against the estate in probate court. If you are a judgment creditor and the debtor dies, you must take action within a certain time frame to have the judgment enforced by the probate court. But must the judgment be...
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11san antonio probate no will
If you have been named as an executor or administrator of someone’s estate in the state of Texas, you need to know what duties and responsibilities come with the job. This article will go over your legal requirements, highlighting what you need to do before beginning. Probate Case Law Olguin v. Jungman, 931 S.W.2d 607...
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11Probate Statute of Limitations
Will Disputes What would happen if a will could go through probate twice? This is generally prohibited. Wills are typically only probated once. If an agreement was made to accept the terms of a will and release all claims against the estate, the acceptee usually cannot relitigate the estate. Womble v. Akins gives us more...
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