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Top Five Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples

Top Five Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples Marriage makes life easier in many ways. If one partner in a marriage becomes incapacitated, then the other spouse can make important healthcare and financial decisions for that person. If one spouse passes away, then any community property passes to the remaining spouse. Unmarried couples often do not have many of these rights. As a result, …

Types of Probate Courts in Texas

Types of Probate Courts in Texas There are a variety of types of courts in Texas that have jurisdiction over different kinds of cases. In this article we will generally discuss the Texas court system and explain how probate courts fit within that structure. Austin probate lawyer Farren Sheehan is experienced in court settings and can assist with probate and other …

What Is the Process of an Informal Probate?

What Is the Process of an Informal Probate? The process of probate involves the compensation of any final expenses and the transferring of property and estate assets to beneficiaries after a person dies. Probate is a legal process, but it doesn’t mean that a probate judge has to be there along every step of the probate process, nor does it mean that you …

Family Allowance During Probate Proceedings

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

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 …