By

Jack Manhire
Introduction: When Can Probate Be Disputed in Texas? Probate is the legal process of transferring a person’s property and assets after they die. If you are named in a will as an executor, it is your responsibility to see that the probate process goes smoothly. However, there are certain situations in which probate can be...
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Probate Law without a Will The process for probating an estate when there is no will is similar to probating a will. There are several notable differences, including the heirship proceeding and the attorney ad litem. To start the probate court process, the applicant will file the following documents: Application to be appointed, Application for...
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A Texas Transfer on Death Deed is a way to transfer real property to someone else upon your death without going through probate. The deed must be properly signed and notarized, and it must be filed with the county clerk in the county where the property is located. What is a Texas Transfer on Death...
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Even with the simplified probate process in Texas, probate can still be a long, complicated process for some that can be enormously frustrating for loved ones who are trying to manage a deceased person’s estate. While avoiding probate may be the best option in some cases, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before...
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Huitron v. Kaye, 2022 UT 36 (Utah 2022) The Utah Supreme Court reversed the lower court, which had denied the defendant’s motion for partial summary judgment. The Supreme Court ruled that since the plaintiff did not file his personal injury lawsuit in time, he was limited to pursuing what money was held by the estate....
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Probate law is a legal system that governs the estate of a deceased person. A will settlement is a legal process by which an estate is settled, usually after the death of the person who made the will. The process of settling a will can be complicated and can involve negotiations between family members over...
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While it is not a pleasant topic to think about, disinheritance – being cut out of a will – is a reality that many people face. If you have been disinherited, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. You might have questions such as What are the grounds for disinheritance in Texas?...
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Duties and responsibilities to will beneficiaries under Texas estate law You may be honored to take on the responsibility of being the executor of your loved one’s will, or you may not want to deal with it. However, you do have a choice – despite how you feel, you are able to say no and...
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To file the probate application, one must first decide which court has jurisdiction and which court should handle the probate court. Once the court is selected, the next step is to submit the probate application. The Probate Application under Texas Estate Law After identifying the probate court that can hear the case, the next step...
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The small estate affidavit is one of the alternatives to a full probate administration in Texas. It can provide a streamlined and inexpensive method for probating an estate. When is the Small Estate Affidavit Used? As its name implies, it is used for smaller estates with few assets. It is typically used for estates consisting...
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