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11DFW Probate Exception
Introduction If a party files a motion to probate a will or administer an estate, their dispute is outside the realm of federal jurisdiction. Typically this occurs when an executor or administrator files in the United States. The Ninth Circuit applies the Second Circuit’s two-part inquiry to determine whether a controversy implicates probate matters such...
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11Dallas Legal Guardian
A jury at the Tarrant County Probate Court 2 returned a verdict of $8.3 million in favor of a medical malpractice lawsuit earlier this month. Texas Harris Health Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth will have to pay at least a part of that amount to the family of Angela Davis, a former parole office who...
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To be legally valid, a will must be signed by the testator, or maker of the will, in front of two witnesses. A will must also be signed by the testator with “a standard of sound mind”, which means that at the time the will was created, the testator was of sound mind and knew...
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11When Do Probate Courts Not Hear Probate Issues?
A probate court is a court having jurisdiction over probate matters and the administration of decedents’ estates. But when does the probate court not hear probate issues? Bell v. Hinkle, 562 S.W.2d 35 (Tex. Civ. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1978, no writ) Terminology Intestate: someone who failed to make a will prior to their...
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11dallas probate attorney
What does Texas law say about a creditor trying to collect a debt from someone who died? You may be surprised to learn that some debts can be erased as part of the probate process, somewhat like discharging debts in bankruptcy. The case of Ullrich v. Est. of Anderson, 740 S.W.2d 481 (Tex. App.‒Houston [1st...
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11Medical assistant unloading signs for covid-19 testing
The variant, known as B.1.621, or mu, was added to the World Health Organization’s variants of interest list on Aug. 30. Dallas County health officials have detected five cases of the strain, which has mutations similar to the alpha and gamma variants. A strain is considered a variant of interest if it causes significant community...
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11Principal Shanieka Christmas-McDonald hands out masks during the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at H.I. Holland Elementary School in Dallas.
Roughly 12,000 students that Dallas ISD officials expected to be in class last week did not show up, district leaders estimate. Administrators, desperate to help kids recover from COVID-19 disruptions, are working to track down missing students. They know they’re up against families’ fear of what it means to return to school amid a surge...
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11Dallas ISD Superintendent welcoming students back on the first day of school
Starting Tuesday, Dallas ISD will require students and teachers to wear masks at its campuses, defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that bars districts from issuing mask mandates. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced the change during a Monday morning press conference, saying that it was within his discretion to ensure the health and safety of his employees...
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11Dallas County Judge speaks about COVID-19 case surge
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced late Tuesday that the county has increased its COVID-19 threat level to red, in response to the “frightening trajectory” of cases. Jenkins announced the change on Twitter shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, saying the county’s Public Health Committee had voted unanimously to increase the threat level to red, meaning...
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11Coronavirus lab photo
Dallas County reported three-day totals of three COVID-19 deaths and 1,453 new coronavirus cases Tuesday. County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that many of the county’s beds filled by coronavirus patients are now occupied by people in their 20s to 40s. Jenkins noted that that age group roughly corresponds to the ages...
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