Tag Archives: probate

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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Death Certificates

Death certificates in Texas are generally prepared by the funeral home handling the deceased person’s body.  Often times the family will obtain the death certificates they need from the funeral home. The number of death certificates you will need will … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Improper or No Planning

This is a reprint of a great article I posted in my blog back in 2012.   One of my favorite columnists, Pamela Yip, has written another great article regarding the need for estate planning and how the lack of … 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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