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Probate Litigation
The credibility of a witness’ testimony is often a deciding factor in a court case. A recent study has found that the majority of young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system do not believe that their testimony is credible. This is sometimes applicable in probate administration cases, and in probate litigation....
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If you are named as the executor of a will, you’ll be in charge of managing the deceased person’s estate. The executor is the personal representative. However, you might be disqualified from serving as the executor if you don’t meet certain criteria under Texas state law. The Probate Case In re Estate of Gaines, 262....
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Can Executors Get Paid in Texas Probate Cases
Does the Executor of an Estate Get Paid? The executor of an estate is responsible for settling the estate of the deceased. The executor acts on behalf of the estate and is solely liable for any debts or obligations that are not paid by the estate. An executor fee is charged for carrying out this...
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Proper Probate Service
If you are involved in a lawsuit, you need to know how to properly serve the lawsuit papers on the person you are suing. Learn how to properly serve process of court documents. If you have a claim against a person or company, you need to serve process on that person or company and provide...
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Muniment of Title
Legal Terminology Texas Estates Code, Statute of Limitations (SOL): No will shall be admitted to probate after the lapse of four years from the death of the testator unless there is a showing of proof that the party was not in default and no testamentary letters are issued where a will is admitted after the...
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probate court registry
The probate courts will often hold funds in their registry. The probate court has authority and control over these funds. Once the funds are in the registry and an independent administrator is appointed to administer the probate estate, who has control over these funds? The concept of the independent administrator is that they are tasked...
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inherit joint bank account
It is common for a parent to create a joint bank account with the intent that someone accesses the account to pay for their funeral or last expenses. Who owns this account once the parent dies? What about other bank accounts that are held jointly? Does the joint owner, surviving spouse or someone else inherits...
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texas personal jurisdiction executor probate
Many courts shifted to online zoom hearings when the COVID virus situation started. This includes probate courts in Texas. This makes sense. Many probate hearings require witnesses. The witnesses are usually friends and acquaintances of the deceased. As with the deceased, generally, they are usually older. They may be more susceptible to have a strong...
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houston probate term of trust
There are laws that conflict with other laws. These conflicts are often due to competing policies. What may have been a good policy for one fact pattern, may not be a good policy given a slightly different fact pattern. The recent Marshall v. Marshall, Nos. 14-18-00094-CV, 14-18-00095-CV (Tex. App–Houston [14th]), case provides an example. The...
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houston probate fraudulent concealment of will
There are some strict deadlines for contesting a will in Texas. The will contest generally has to be filed within two years of the time the will is admitted to probate. What happens if one of the parties hides the existence of the will and secretly probates the will? What if they make statements to...
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