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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 the Difference Between Probate and Estate Litigation?

Litigation over inheritance is never pleasant. Families can be torn apart when someone believes they are not receiving their fair share, whether right or wrong. The best strategy is to avoid these situations before they happen by enacting a litigation-proof estate plan. Doing so will save your family money, time, and heartache. An experienced attorney at Robbins Estate Law...

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How Long Does Probate Take in Texas Without a Will?

Texas probate courts handle the distribution of a person’s property if they die and leave property that has not been transferred via trust, joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or direct payments. However, not all of a decedent’s property and debt must go through probate. How long does probating an estate without a will take? The answer depends...

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Can You Avoid Ancillary Probate in Texas?

Ancillary probate is a legal process used when someone dies with assets in a state other than the state where they lived. It is a supplementary probate process that is required in addition to the main probate proceedings in the decedent’s home state. Ancillary probate ensures that the non-resident assets are properly distributed to the correct beneficiaries. However, it...

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Can You Probate a Foreign Will in Texas?

When a person passes away, their property is placed into an estate, and their will determines who gets a share of it. Before the beneficiaries can collect their inheritance, the will must go through probate. Probate ensures that a person’s will is valid and that all bills are paid before inheritances are distributed. The probate court may only handle...

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Types of Probate in Texas

There are several different types of probate in Texas, but they are not all created equal. They range from formal proceedings in front of a judge to filing an affidavit. The kind of probate that’s best for you depends on the estate and the circumstances surrounding it.  What Is Probate? Before diving into the types of probate administration in...

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How to Avoid Probate in Texas: The Dos & Don’ts

Probate gets a bad rap, and for a good reason. There are deadlines to meet, fees to pay, and hearings to attend—all while trying to grieve the loss of your loved one. Navigating an unfamiliar legal proceeding is probably the last thing you want to do during such an emotionally charged time. Luckily, there are ways of avoiding probate...

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