Category Archives: Inheritance

Do You Know Your Probate Terminology?

The Dallas Morning News had a great column this week written by Virginia Hammerle on terms heard when talking about probate.  I am reprinting below that entire article. Cracking the code The special language of probate LEGAL TALK TEXAS At … Continue reading

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Basics of a Texas Will

A Will is a legal document that has several functions.  It typically allows you to identify your beneficiaries, designate the way in which your property will be distributed, nominate an executor to manage your estate and distribute it according to … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for your Vacation Home

If you own a vacation home, it may have great significance to you from a personal, family, financial and emotional perspective.   How and whether that home will be passed on to others is a serious concern that can result in … Continue reading

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The Importance of Special Needs Planning

If you have a special needs child, adult child or you provide for such a person in your will (for example, leaving funds to a special needs person who may be your nephew, granddaughter, or the child of someone you … Continue reading

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Protections for Surviving Family in Probate Proceedings

Often times survivors of a decedent are afraid of probate, fearing the small amount in the estate will be eaten up by all the creditors and probate fees.  But in Texas, the legislature has created several protections for a surviving … Continue reading

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