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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 …

Remainder Interests in Texas Real Estate

In a previous article, we discussed future interests in real property, and more specifically, the type of future interest known as an executory interest. There are three basic types of future interests that can be created. There is another type of future interest created in a third party known as a remainder interest. This article …

Dying Without a Will in Texas

Many people in Texas go to a Texas attorney and have their Wills drafted because they want to control who will get their property when the die. However, sometimes people do not have Wills. If a person dies without a Will directing to whom their property passes, the person dies “intestate” and the laws of …

Texas Medical Powers Of Attorney

It happens all too frequently, a loved one has an accident, gets seriously ill, or is nearing the end of life and they and their families find it difficult to decide on whether to continue medical treatment and, if so, how much treatment is wanted and for how long. A useful legal document everyone should …

Managing Estate Assets as Executor

If you have been named as an Executor (or Executrix, if female) of an estate, it may seem on the one hand a great honor and on the other an overwhelming responsibility. It is your job as the individual named in a person’s Will to settle the decedent’s estate. The decedent placed a great deal …

Travis County Probate

Counties in Texas have special courts set up to handle probate cases, where Wills are validated or property is passed upon a person’s death. Many of these courts have limited jurisdiction to hear certain types of cases. In this article we will discuss probate courts in Travis County, Texas. Austin probate lawyer Farren Sheehan can …

How Long Does Probate Take in Texas?

When winding up business affairs of a person who has passed away, many people may be concerned about how long it will take to go through the probate process to probate a Will. There is a series of events that should take place to effectively probate a Will. In this article we will discuss the …

How Much Does Probate Cost in Texas?

A big concern for many people thinking of probating a Will is the cost of the probate process. Texas law allows for a streamlined process of probating Wills called independent administration. If independent administration is provided for in the Will, executors and administrators can perform their duties largely independent of court supervision, thereby reducing the …