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Introduction The process of probate can be a long and complicated one, especially if the estate in question is large. But what if the estate is small? In Texas, there is a process known as a small estate affidavit that can be used in these cases. In this blog post, we will walk you through...
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11Texas Trust Estate Planning
Introduction Adding class descriptions to a Texas will can create class gifts, which can be a great way to divide up your estate among your loved ones. However, it’s important to understand how this works before you make any decisions. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how adding class descriptions to a...
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Introduction to Probate Law When a person dies, their assets must go through probate before they can be distributed to the beneficiaries. Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after they die. If the deceased person had a will, the probate court will follow the instructions in the will. If the deceased...
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Legal Terminology In Limine hearing: A procedure that allows parties to exclude evidence from a jury Uninterested persons: Anyone who has a property right or claim against the estate being administered Probate Law Case Sheffield v. Scott, 620 S.W.2d 691, 693 (Tex. App. — Houston [14th Dist.] 1981, writ ref’d n.r.e.) Facts and Procedural History...
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Introduction Inheriting life insurance in Texas is a process that requires some understanding of the law. It can be confusing, but it’s important to know what to do if you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of inheriting life insurance in Texas....
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An inference is an educated guess. When you draw an inference or conclusion based on the evidence, there’s a reason you come to that conclusion and that reason likely comes from the evidence presented within the text. Inferences may be made based on evidence, but an inference itself is not evidence. Can a lawyer in...
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A Texas affidavit of heirship is a legal document that declares someone as the heir to an estate. This document can be used when there is no living blood relative who can inherit the estate. The person who signs the affidavit is called the “heir representative.” What is an affidavit of heirship? An affidavit of...
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Previously, college athletes could not share in the revenue generated by their universities, however a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2021 enabled them to earn advertising revenue based on their name, image and likeness (NIL). This ruling has opened doors for student-athletes who, because of the change in NCAA rulings, can now make money off...
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