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In Texas, probate court is the venue in which family members, friends, and business associates can contest a will. The Texas Estates Code sets out rules for how the court should handle these disputes. You might be wondering, if evidence of past misconduct toward an estate can be admitted as evidence to prove undue influence....
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Introduction Inheriting life insurance in Texas is a process that requires some understanding of the law. It can be confusing, but it’s important to know what to do if you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of inheriting life insurance in Texas....
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When a person dies, their estate must go through probate in order to be distributed to their heirs. In Texas, probate is handled by the court system, and there are certain rules and procedures that must be followed. One of the key aspects of probate is proving that the will is valid. In some cases,...
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Introduction: Filing or Contesting a Will Texas Probate Court is the court in charge of handling the probate process for deceased persons who resided in Texas. This includes distributing their assets to heirs and resolving any debts or claims against the estate. The court also has jurisdiction over guardianship and conservatorship matters involving incapacitated adults...
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In Texas, if a debtor dies before the judgment is satisfied, the judgment may be enforced against the estate in probate court. If you are a judgment creditor and the debtor dies, you must take action within a certain time frame to have the judgment enforced by the probate court. But must the judgment be...
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Introduction: Making a Valid Last Will and Testament For your will to be valid in Texas, you must have testamentary capacity. Testamentary capacity means that you understand the nature and extent of your property and that you’re aware of the natural objects of your affection. You must also be able to understand that you’re making...
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An inference is an educated guess. When you draw an inference or conclusion based on the evidence, there’s a reason you come to that conclusion and that reason likely comes from the evidence presented within the text. Inferences may be made based on evidence, but an inference itself is not evidence. Can a lawyer in...
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Introduction Probate is a process that is used to distribute an individual’s assets after they die. In order to start the Probate process, you will need to file a petition with the court in Dallas, Texas. This article will provide you with all the information you need to file your petition and go through the...
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Excluding Witness Testimony A court may exclude a witness testimony from a suit for several reasons. This exclusion will be upheld so long as the court did not abuse its discretion in doing so. What constitutes an abuse of discretion? Morrow v. H.E.B., Inc. discusses this. Probate Case Morrow v. H.E.B., Inc., 714 S.W.2d 297...
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Adds veteran probate attorney, Hallie O’Connor, to its Dallas office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, October 10, 2022: Kreig LLC, a Texas-based probate law firm, announced today that Attorney Hallie O’Connor has joined the firm’s Dallas probate practice. “We are thrilled to have Hallie join our team,” said CEO Jack Manhire. “She is a highly respected...
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