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What Is Probate Guardianship? An Austin Lawyer’s Insights

Probate guardianship addresses the responsibilities and authority granted to a guardian to make decisions regarding healthcare, finances, and general welfare for an individual under their care. It’s distinct from other estate planning tools and requires adhering to legal procedures to appropriately establish and manage guardianship arrangements. Probate guardianship is crucial in ensuring the well-being and protection of individuals who...

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Understanding Inheritance Laws: Insights from a Probate Attorney

When someone passes away, their assets and belongings must be sorted out. Sorting assets involves taking legal steps to ensure the proper distribution of the deceased’s belongings and wealth. Understanding the intricacies of this process is crucial because it ensures the orderly distribution of assets among heirs. Getting inheritance law advice from a probate attorney can help during this...

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How Much Does an Estate Have to Be Worth to Go to Probate in Texas?

Losing a family member can be a difficult time in your life, especially if you have to oversee the distribution of the estate. If your deceased family member didn’t have a lot of assets, you may wonder how much an estate has to be worth to go to probate in Texas. Most estates in Texas have to go through...

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What If the Executor Does Not Probate the Will?

The executor of a will is often selected because your deceased loved one trusted them to settle their estate and carry out their wishes. But what if the executor does not probate the will? What happens to your loved one’s assets? Is there a time limit to probate a will?  These are great questions. The answers—and more—will be discussed...

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What Is a Probate Attorney?

After losing a loved one, you probably want to tend to your emotions and spend time with your family. The idea of having to probate your loved one’s estate can stir up a sense of dread. Fortunately, you can hire an adept probate attorney to help you efficiently navigate probate to distribute assets and close your loved one’s estate....

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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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