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Why Do People Want to Avoid Probate?

When a loved one passes away, people react differently.  This is obvious from attending any funeral; some are stoic, some are very emotional, and many are in between.  But beyond the emotional and grieving process, people also react differently addressing … Continue reading

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What Happens to My Estate If I Die Without a Will?

If you die without a Will, the result is largely controlled by the state where you resided at the time of your death.  However, if you own real property, the state in which that real property is located will control … Continue reading

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Executor Pitfalls

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article highlighting some of the difficulties that can arise when a person serves as executor of an estate.  These are just a few of the pitfalls an executor may encounter.  Unfortunately, there are … Continue reading

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Texas Probate Process

The following is not an exact description of every detail of the Texas probate process.  There are many requirements at each step in the process that your attorney will need to advise you of as the particular facts of your … Continue reading

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Seven Misconceptions about Probate

Probate seems to be a mysterious process to many people.  Unless a person has gone through that process, perhaps in handling a loved one’s estate, they seldom have a very good understanding of it.  Following are a few of the … Continue reading

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