Tag Archives: probate

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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Husband dies with no will, leaving wife with inheritance questions

Ron Lipman is a Houston attorney that I have turned to for assistance on various legal matters.  He writes a column for the Houston Chronicle and recently addressed a question on inheritance rights in Texas.  Here is that article. The … Continue reading

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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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