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11How Do You Prove the Adopted Status of a Family Member in Texas?
Introduction Proving the adopted status of a family member in Texas can be difficult if you don’t have the right documentation. Learn what you need to know in this blog post. The Importance of Proving Adopted Status When an individual in Texas wants to adopt a family member, they must first prove their status as...
11When Does the Probate Statute of Limitations Begin?
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...
11San Antonio Affidavit of Heirship
Probate is the legal process of overseeing the distribution of a person’s estate after they die. It can be complicated and time-consuming, but fortunately there are people who can help make it happen – namely, probate attorneys. In this article, we’ll explore what probate attorneys do, who can initiate a probate in Texas, and some...
11San Antonio Probate Mediation
Dependent Probate Administration Before filing the probate application, one has to make a choice between dependent or independent probate administration. The term “dependent administration” refers to the probate being administered by the personal representative with direct supervision by the court. As explained below, dependent administration is an extremely restrictive method for administering an estate. This...
11Probate Attorney
Venue refers to the court in which a proceeding takes place. A party may want to transfer venue for a number of reasons including convenience, type of court, or possibly because the original venue lacks the jurisdiction/ability to hear the case. A person’s domicile is their permanent place of residence. How is domicile established? When...
11Selecting the Right Probate Court
A probate court is a court of limited jurisdiction that has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates in Texas. Probate courts are usually operated at the county level, although there are a few county-level courts that operate independently of the regular probate courts. How do you know how to pick...

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