Tag Archives: inheritance

Avoid Pitfalls of a DIY Will

Self-preparation kits are becoming more popular but beware the hidden dangers of going it alone.  If you are going to purchase a self-preparation kit or online document, you should only view it as preparation for a meeting with a trained … 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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Uncle Harry Was Single When He Died Without a Will

In my last post, we discussed what happens to a person’s estate when they die without a will.  That post focused on the decedent being a married person at the time of death.  This post will consider what happens to … Continue reading

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