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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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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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Who Cares for My Minor Children When I Don’t Have a Will?

In Texas, the law states that as a parent of a minor child you have numerous rights and duties.  Among them is to care, control, and protect the child.  Most parents also desire to keep their children safe, teach them … Continue reading

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What If I Die Without a Will?

I’m often asked if people really need a Will.  My flippant response is often “it depends, but if you are not going to do one, take my card and give it to your family because they will most likely need … Continue reading

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