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If you have been named as an executor or administrator of someone’s estate in the state of Texas, you need to know what duties and responsibilities come with the job. This article will go over your legal requirements, highlighting what you need to do before beginning. Probate Case Law Olguin v. Jungman, 931 S.W.2d 607...
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If you die without a will in Corpus Christi, Texas, your estate may go to your spouse, children, parents, or other relatives as dictated by state law. However, this is not always the case. If you have any assets or debts that you want to leave to someone other than your spouse, then you will...
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A Texas affidavit of heirship is a legal document that declares someone as the heir to an estate. This document can be used when there is no living blood relative who can inherit the estate. The person who signs the affidavit is called the “heir representative.” What is an affidavit of heirship? An affidavit of...
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Introduction The law in Texas is clear that a person must have the mental capacity to execute a will. A testator’s mental capacity at the time of execution can be inferred from circumstantial evidence, such as when an individual executes a document with language that is inconsistent with the individual’s usual practices. If there’s doubt...
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Introduction After a loved one passes away, you may be wondering what needs to be done in order to settle their estate. If they left behind a will, the process of probating it in El Paso, Texas is relatively simple. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps you’ll need to take in order...
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Introduction Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased person’s assets to their heirs. If you live in San Antonio, Texas and are named in someone’s will as an executor, or if you are an heir to an estate, you may have to go through probate. The process can be complicated, but this article...
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Introduction If you have lost a loved one in Texas, there are a few things you will need to do in order to get their affairs in order. This includes locating important documents, notifying the appropriate people and agencies, and making funeral arrangements. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through this difficult time....
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Previously, college athletes could not share in the revenue generated by their universities, however a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2021 enabled them to earn advertising revenue based on their name, image and likeness (NIL). This ruling has opened doors for student-athletes who, because of the change in NCAA rulings, can now make money off...
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Application for Probate More Than 4 Years After Testator’s Death A will may not be submitted to probate after the fourth anniversary of a testator’s (person who made the will) death unless it is shown that the person applying for probate was not in default in failing to bring it to probate sooner. Here default...
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Introduction So, your property was condemned by the city’s eminent domain power. Now what? If this happened to you in Texas, you might be wondering if the land that is being taken is considered as one tract or not. Luckily, there’s an answer to this question. It turns out, if your land is divided into...
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