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Probate
When you die, your property will generally go through probate court in order to be transferred to your heirs. However, there are some ways to keep your property out of probate court. If you want to keep your house out of probate court when you die, here are a few things you can do. Overview...
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Terminology Intestate Heirs: Individuals who are legally entitled to inherit from the estate of someone who does not leave a valid will. Probate Case Estate of Glover, 744 S.W.2d 939 (Tex. 1988) Circumstances & Procedural History: Proving a New or Old Will This case pertained to a will contest between a will beneficiary and several...
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Legal Terminology Muniment of Title/Deed: Means there is no need for administration of the estate. This allows for a will to be probated quickly and cost-efficiently. Administration of an Estate: Allows for the management of the liabilities and assets of a deceased person. Probate Case In re Estate of Kurtz, 54 S.W.3d 353 (Tex. App....
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Terminology Service of Citation: legal notice of the filing of the case to the opposing party. Restricted Appeal: an appeal of specific aspects of a judgment rather than the judgment in its entirety. Rule 21 & Rule 21(a), Texas Rules of Civil Procedure: states that any amended pleading must be served on an answering party....
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In the Boone v. McGalley case, challenges to an applicant’s standing in probate court require a separate hearing prior to continuing with further action. Probate trial courts, without the collective designation of standing, are not able to rule on challenges and must defer to a higher court. Probate Law Terminology In Limine: means that an...
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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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Kreig LLC proudly announces the addition of Texas attorneys Siobhan Weathers and Jessica Lappin to handle probate, estate planning, and guardianship matters The probate law firm of Kreig LLC welcomes our two newest attorneys as we continue expanding across the State of Texas. Kreig LLC currently has offices in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio,...
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When someone goes through the process of probating an estate, this usually means that they will have to liquidate the deceased’s assets. This is not always a simple financial task to undertake, and there are many different legal and monetary details involved. You might be aware of some of these steps, but after reading this...
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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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The term “final judgment” is often used in probate cases, but does it mean the same thing as a final judgment in other cases? In other words, when is the decision able to be appealed? In this article, we’ll take a look at when a judgment is considered final in a probate case and what...
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