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Wills Distribution

How To Distribute Estate To Beneficiaries You can look at a will and testament as a tool for distributing assets to heirs after your death. After a person dies, a probate process is conducted in a probate court to prove the will and to distribute the decedent’s property. However, not all assets in a person’s […] The post Wills Distribution first appeared...

Mistakes Of A Life Estate

Life Estate Remainderman A simple definition of a life estate is that it is real property that a grantor gives to another person (grantee) to possess after the grantor dies. The grantor prepares a deed that gives the property to the grantee when the grantor is still alive, but the grantee only starts owning the […] The post Mistakes Of A Life Estate...

Ancillary Probate Texas

Texas Probate Law Website In Texas, ancillary probate is necessary in a situation where the decedent owned assets in a state other than Texas. For example, if the decedent owned a vacation home in Florida then a probate process will also have to be completed in Florida. Multiple probate proceedings may seem expensive and time […] The post Ancillary...

Inheritance Lawyers

Inheritance Attorney Family members, heirs, or beneficiaries should consult an experienced Texas inheritance lawyer to know understand their rights under the law. Some of the things an inheritance lawyer can help you with are: Partition actions Probate collection  Partition actions Issues around guardianship Determination of heirs  Breach of fiduciary...

Texas Gun Trusts

Texas Gun Trust Lawyers You can choose a beneficiary to get ownership of your Title II firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act (NFA) guns after your lifetime in Texas. Gun trusts are trusts that are specifically meant to hold ownership of firearms. People that can benefit from these trusts include hunters, collectors, […] The post...

Texas Unclaimed Money

Unclaimed Money Texas Free A significant number of people in Texas do not know that there is unclaimed property in their name. What normally happens is that if unclaimed property remains unclaimed for more than three years, an entity is supposed to remit that property to the Unclaimed Property Program. Unclaimed property can take the […] The post Texas...

Ladybird Deed

Ladybird Deed Texas You can use a Ladybird Deed or enhanced life estate deed to transfer a remainder interest to beneficiaries without the necessity of probate. What makes it different from other deeds is that the property owner retains the right to occupy and use the property (life estate) whichever way they want during the […] The post Ladybird Deed...

Revocable Transfer On Death Deed

Revocable Transfer On Death Deed Texas  Texas has a law called a revocable transfer on death deed or a beneficiary deed, which names a particular beneficiary who automatically receives ownership of real property after the original owner dies. The beneficiary is named by the property owner before the property owner dies.  It is meant to […] The post...

Provide For A Dog In A Will In Texas

Texas Statutory Pet Trust Many people think about the kind of life their loving pets will have when they as pet owners get incapacitated or die. What usually happens when there is no plan for the pet is that the pet ends up in a shelter or gets adopted by a family member. Fortunately, you […] The post Provide For A Dog In A Will In Texas first appeared...

COVID-19

Getting Your Will Done Remotely   As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, we’ve had a number of concerned folks contact our office who are eager to get their Wills drafted. Their only hesitation is that they don’t want to put themselves or their loved ones at risk of infection in the process. Does this sound like you? Well, luckily, we have the solution...

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