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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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Can someone bring a lawsuit regarding personal injury, death, or property damage in a probate court? Let’s look at the case of Gonzalez v. Reliant Energy Co. to find out. Legal Terminology Anti-suit Injunction A remedy issued by a court in one jurisdiction that prohibits a litigant from initiating or continuing litigation in another jurisdiction....
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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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How to Handle Small Estates in Texas If you find yourself in the position of having to handle a small estate in Texas with limited assets, there are some steps you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. First, you’ll need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate from the...
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Probate is the process of administering a deceased person’s property and assets in accordance with their estate plan. At times, this can lead to disputes over the ownership and distribution of their assets. The court may be called upon to adjudicate these disputes and determine the rightful owner of property in an estate. In doing...
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