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settlement-documents
30
Nov

Probate Settlements Are Binding Under Texas Law

Settlement agreements entered into during the probate process are generally binding. But what happens when one party enters into an agreement and later changes their mind? Can they get out of the settlement agreement? The court recently addressed...
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transfer-probate-property
21
Oct

Probate Does Not Extend Time for Contesting a Valid Property Transfer

Imagine you are appointed as the executor for a family member or loved one and, as part of the probate process, you discover that the decedent transferred their primary asset to another party during their lifetime. Also imagine...
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Houston-widow-allowance
06
Oct

Court Says Widow’s Allowance Paid out of Community Property Estate

The probate process can present a number of challenges for surviving spouses. These challenges can include figuring out how to pay personal expenses when the primary liquid assets are tied up in probate. Texas law allows for a...
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contract-for-probate
09
Feb

A Contract for Will is Only Valid in Texas if it is in Writing

It may be convenient to have another party hold property with the intent that the property revert back to the owner when the holder dies. One way to accomplish this is to sell property to the other party...
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before probate, information to locate
31
May

Information to Locate for Probate

When someone dies, their heirs and other interested parties have to piece together the information needed to probate the estate.  There are a number of documents and information to locate, including information about:
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