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Introduction: Should You Have a Texas Will? If you die without a will in Texas, your assets will go to your closest relatives according to state law. This may not be what you want. A will lets you decide who gets your assets when you die. A will is a legal document that says how...
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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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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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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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A court must have jurisdiction to enter a valid, enforceable judgment on a claim. If there is a situation where jurisdiction is lacking, litigants, through various procedures, may retroactively challenge the validity of a judgment to potentially have it rendered void. Subject matter jurisdiction is one type of jurisdiction a court must have. It is...
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After a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know what to do next. One of the things you may need to do is close their probate in Texas. This can seem like a daunting task, but luckily this article will walk you through everything you need to know! Are you the Executor or...
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If a judge has a personal interest in the outcome of a case, it’s possible that a litigant may be deprived of due process of law guaranteed by the United States Constitution. But what is the test to see if the judge’s personal interest actually deprives due process? Ex Parte Ross gives us an answer....
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When Two Laws Conflict Sometimes the issue arises of which state law to apply to a case. Depending on which law is applied can change the outcome of a case and what a party is held liable for. How does a court decide which law to apply? What happens when there are conflicting laws that...
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If you are involved in a probate matter in Texas, it is important to be aware of the restricted appeal process. This process can limit your ability to challenge certain decisions made by the court, so it is important to understand how it works before you find yourself in that situation. This case helps shed...
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Amount in Controversy and Probate Jurisdiction Amount in controversy simply refers to the amount of money that is being disputed in a case. Courts may have limits on the amount of controversy that they can hear disputes over. For example, a smaller county court may only be able to hear cases where the amounts in...
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