Family Allowance During Probate Proceedings
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Family Allowance During Probate Proceedings

Texas Probate law states that a probate court may grant what is termed a “family allowance” to the immediate family members of the deceased. The purpose of the family allowance is to provide support for a deceased person’s family members for a period of one year after the death of the deceased person, whom is …

Methods of Proving a Valid Will in Probate Court

In order for a will to be admitted to probate in Texas, it must meet the requirements for a valid will and sufficient proof of these elements must be made to the probate court. Individuals in the Austin area seeking to have a will admitted to probate should contact an Austin probate lawyer to guide …

Time Limits to Probate a Will in Texas

When a loved one passes away family members are consumed with immediate issues regarding the funeral and possibly caring for children and other dependents. If the decedent left a will designating heirs to his or her property, probating the will may initially be pushed to the back burner. It is important, however, that you know …

Dealing With Real Estate in Texas Probate

In a recent article we discussed what the probate process is in Texas when a loved one (decedent) passes away. During probate, a court reviews the decedent’s Will, authenticates it and admits it to probate. In many cases, the court appoints an Executor or an Administrator to administer the estate, and issues Letters Testamentary or …

Probate of Lost Wills in Texas

It can be frustrating when your loved one (decedent) passes away and the family members cannot locate a Will that they know the decedent executed. You’ve searched in bank lock boxes, shoeboxes, filing cabinets, throughout the house, and even the storage building in Georgetown, and no one can locate the Will. As we discussed in …

Executory Interests in Texas Real Property

When leaving property in a Will, sometimes a person wants to give his property to a beneficiary at a later time, like after an event occurs. Executory interests are a type of future interest in property. A future interest in property does not entitle the owner to use or possess the property immediately, but will …

What is a Probate Estate in Texas?

When a loved one passes away leaving a Will, family members face the legal task of probating the Will. They use the probate process in Texas to wind up the affairs and transfer title and ownership of the decedent’s property among the beneficiaries in the Will. If the decedent owned different types of real and …