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Do All Wills Have to Go Through Probate in Texas?

When a loved one dies, you may assume the long, arduous, and expensive probate process lies ahead. But that may not be the case, even if your loved one has a will.  In general, probate is the legal process of gathering a deceased person’s assets and distributing them. A person’s will provides instructions on how to divvy up his...

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Probate Trends in the Houston Area

Individual cases, especially concerning public figures, involving traditional probate matters, such as wills, estates, guardianships, and conservatorships, often garner public attention. However, little attention is given to the courts exercising jurisdiction over these cases. Compared to other types of courts, such as criminal courts, the trends of probate courts differ considerably amongst states and even neighboring counties within a...

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Does Probate Law Differ in Houston Than Other Places in TX?

Generally speaking, no. Probate law does not differ in Houston compared to other locations in Texas. That said, certain aspects of the probate process may vary depending on your location.  If you have questions about the probate process in Houston, TX, know you are not alone. Read on to learn more about Texas probate proceedings and how probate law...

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How Do You File for Probate in Houston?

On the surface, filing for probate is as simple as submitting an application to the appropriate court to initiate the process. In reality, the process is much more nuanced.  Probate is the process by which a deceased individual’s estate is administered and transferred to their heirs and beneficiaries after death. If you’re wondering how to get started, we have...

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How Much Does a Probate Lawyer Cost in Houston?

When you lose a loved one, taking care of their estate is rarely how you want to mourn them. But it needs to be done, and you want to do it right. Taking care of the estate requires going through the court, so you wonder whether hiring a probate lawyer would be worth it. Before you reach out to...

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How Does Probate Court Work in Houston?

When a loved one passes away, those left behind have to manage their estate. Ensuring creditors get paid and assets are appropriately distributed is rarely at the top of anyone’s wish list as they process their grief. But taking care of your loved one’s estate can allow you to help honor their final wishes and carry their legacy forward....

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Do You Legally Have to Go Through Probate in Houston?

Losing a loved one is never easy. Managing their estate after they are gone can be stressful and time-consuming, especially when trying to cope with your grief. Probate can be one of the lengthiest parts of estate administration, so it is no wonder that many of our clients start to ask questions like, When is probate required in Texas?...

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Robbins Estate Law Opens Their First Houston Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robbins Estate Law 8/21/2023 Robbins Estate Law Expands into Houston with Brand New Office Houston, Texas, Robbins Estate Law, is proud to announce the opening of its newest office location in Houston, Texas. Located at 6575 W Loop S #500, Office #542, Bellaire, TX 77401, the new office has opened its doors to Houston’s residents. The...

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What Is an Irrevocable Trust?

Trusts are a flexible tool that you can use to accomplish a vast array of estate planning goals. Often, people use a revocable trust so their estate can avoid probate court and excessive tax burdens. Revocable trusts also give their creators far more control over their assets than a will. One key trait of a revocable trust is that...

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Pros and Cons of a Life Estate in Texas

Property owners can use several estate planning tools to protect their homes for future generations while continuing to live in and enjoy the property before they pass. Life estates are one such tool. Whether creating a plan to protect yourself or a loved one, weighing the pros and cons of a life estate in Texas is essential. Further, understanding...

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