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Introduction A will is a legal document that dictates what happens to your possessions and assets after you die. In Texas, a will must be in writing and signed by two witnesses, as well as the person making the will (the “testator”). The witnesses cannot be related to the testator by blood or marriage. There...
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Introduction You’ve finally done it. After months of planning and preparation, you have executed your will. But what happens if you need to make a change? Can you simply cross something out and initial it? What if you want to add or delete a beneficiary? The law surrounding wills is complex, and it varies from...
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Introduction Probate is the legal process of validating a will and distributing a deceased person’s assets to their beneficiaries. In Texas, if someone dies with a valid will, their estate will generally go through probate. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if the estate is small or if all of the assets are held...
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Introduction Probate is a process that is used to distribute an individual’s assets after they die. In order to start the Probate process, you will need to file a petition with the court in Dallas, Texas. This article will provide you with all the information you need to file your petition and go through the...
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Introduction The law in Texas is clear that a person must have the mental capacity to execute a will. A testator’s mental capacity at the time of execution can be inferred from circumstantial evidence, such as when an individual executes a document with language that is inconsistent with the individual’s usual practices. If there’s doubt...
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Default for failing to file? Default at Law A default is the failure to do something required by law or the failure to comply with a contractual obligation. When it comes to filing a will for probate, there is a timeline that the filer must comply with in order to avoid being found in default....
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In a person’s will, they may leave either personal or real property to an entity rather than to an individual. They could leave land to a city, business, organization, county, or the like. What happens when there is a suit against a county rather than an individual? What is the controlling law and how is...
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When someone dies with a will in Texas, the court will follow the instructions in the will to distribute the deceased person’s assets. However, if there are any questions about the will or if anyone challenges it, the court may get involved to make sure that the assets are distributed according to Texas probate law....
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You may be surprised to learn that if a will cannot be located, it may still be possible to probate the estate. To do so, you’ll need to follow the proper legal procedures and file the right paperwork with the court. This article will guide you through the process of probating a lost will. What...
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In Texas, a muniment of title is a judicial document that proves an individual’s ownership of real property. This document is typically used when the owner does not have a deed or other physical evidence of ownership. The muniment of title must be filed in the county where the property is located and must include...
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