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As the population of Montgomery County continues to grow, so does the need for efficient and effective courts to manage the increasing number of cases. To address this, State Representative Will Metcalf has filed House Bill 1436, aimed at converting Montgomery County at Law No. 2 into a probate court. What Is a Dedicated Probate...
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Death is a difficult thing. It can feel sudden and overwhelming, no matter the circumstances. During this time of grief, it’s understandable that you may not be thinking about the practical considerations involved in dealing with the death of a loved one. But these are important arrangements to make in order to take care of...
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One of the key principles of wills and trusts law is that a will should be given effect as written, unless it is shown that the will was procured by fraud, duress, or undue influence. This principle, known as the “rule against perpetuities,” is based on the idea that a person’s wishes should be respected...
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11Small Estate Affidavit and Property
A Texas Small Estate Affidavit is a legal document used to help heirs of an estate receive the property of someone who has passed away without having to go through the traditional probate process. It’s specifically designed for estates with a value of less than $75,000. If you’re dealing with a small estate in Texas,...
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A transfer-on-death (TOD) deed, commonly known as a beneficiary deed, is an important tool in Texas estate planning. It allows you to transfer ownership of certain types of property upon your death to someone else without going through the probate process. The TOD deed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its simplicity...
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Courts make decisions based on the existing legal framework and precedents. These decisions create frameworks for future decisions made by the same court. A court first impression is a decision that is, at least in part, new or not bound by prior precedent, so it sets a new precedent. What is a Case of First...
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11Texas Trust Estate Planning
In Texas, there are two ways to admit a will to probate: muniment of title and regular probate. Muniment of title is the simpler of the two procedures and is typically used when the deceased person’s estate is small or when there is no dispute over the will. Muniment of Title is the process of...
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In Texas, the probate process can be complicated and time-consuming. If you’re considering hiring a probate attorney, there are a few things you should keep in mind. In this blog post, we will explore what you need to know about hiring a Texas probate attorney. We will discuss the different types of probate, the benefits...
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If you’re reading this, then you’re probably wondering what would happen if there is contradictory language in a Texas will. The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. In fact, it depends on a number of factors, including the type of contradictions and the specific wording of the will. That being said, there are...
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Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after they die. In Texas, if a person dies without a will, their assets will go through probate court. The court will appoint an executor to oversee the estate and distribute the assets to the heirs according to state law. One of the questions that...
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