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Probate
Introduction When it comes to proving that a decedent lived in a specific county in Texas, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to gather any and all documentation that would show where the decedent resided at the time of their death. This could include things like a lease agreement,...
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Introduction The process of probate can be a long and complicated one, especially if the estate in question is large. But what if the estate is small? In Texas, there is a process known as a small estate affidavit that can be used in these cases. In this blog post, we will walk you through...
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Introduction When it comes to probate, property division can be a complex and contentious issue. If you and your spouse own property in more than one state, the question of which state’s laws will govern the division of that property can become even more complicated. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of...
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Introduction: Legal requirements Can making an “X” on a signature line in a will validate the document? The simple answer is: maybe. In Texas, a will must be in writing and signed by the testator (the person making the will) in order to be valid. However, there is no specific requirement as to how the...
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Introduction Proving the adopted status of a family member in Texas can be difficult if you don’t have the right documentation. Learn what you need to know in this blog post. The Importance of Proving Adopted Status When an individual in Texas wants to adopt a family member, they must first prove their status as...
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Introduction If you’re considering adopting a child in Texas, you may be wondering if that child will be considered a descendant of your will. The answer to that question depends on a few different factors. In this blog post, we’ll explore the definition of a “descendant” in Texas and how it applies to adopted children....
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Introduction Adding class descriptions to a Texas will can create class gifts, which can be a great way to divide up your estate among your loved ones. However, it’s important to understand how this works before you make any decisions. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how adding class descriptions to a...
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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 If you’re considering a will in Texas, you might be wondering about the signature requirements. Can a signature be on a different page than the will itself? In this blog post, we’ll explore this question and what you need to know if you’re considering a will in Texas. Last will and testament Texas In...
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Introduction In Texas, a will must be in writing and signed by the testator (the person making the will) in the presence of two witnesses. But what happens if the testator only has a written name? Is that considered a valid signature on a Texas will? In this blog post, we will explore the answer...
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