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Can You Probate a Will Without a Lawyer?

Losing a loved one is never easy. On top of the sadness and grief, families also need to finalize their loved one’s affairs. The process of transferring the assets of a person’s estate after they pass away is called probate or estate administration. For some, the idea of having to pay an attorney to handle this process is daunting....

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How Much Does a Will Cost in Texas?

It’s difficult to give an average cost of a will in Texas. Each law firm structures their fees differently and changes the amounts from time to time. Some attorneys offer a flat fee rate for a will, while others bill by the hour. How much a will costs in Texas depends on a variety of factors, such as: Let’s...

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Joint Wills in Texas: Pros & Cons for Married Couples

For married couples who want to leave everything to each other, a joint will might sound like a good idea. There’s an assumption that creating a joint will for both spouses is less expensive and more efficient, since they typically want the same thing. Unfortunately, there are significant drawbacks to joint wills in Texas, and they often create problems...

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How to Contest a Will in Texas

Contesting a will in Texas means you’re objecting to and challenging the validity of the will. This is a multi-step process that requires extensive legal knowledge. Working with an experienced probate and estate administration lawyer in Texas is important to the success of your case. If you need help contesting a will, don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at...

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How and Where to File Probate in Travis County

The process of filing probate may be confusing and overwhelming at first. Below, we answer your questions and provide a guide to filing probate in Travis County. Our Austin probate attorney at Robbins Estate Law are available to help you through the legal hurdles of probating an estate. How Do I File Probate in Travis County? The Travis County...

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How Do You Settle an Estate Without a Will in Texas?

When a loved one dies without a will, you may be unsure of what to do and have lots of questions. Where do you even start? Who gets the assets in the estate? Who is the executor of an estate in Texas with no will? How do you settle an estate without a will in Texas? Today, we will...

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How Much Does Estate Planning Cost in Texas?

If you’re wondering how much estate planning costs, you are not alone. In fact, it is quite common for people to ask, How much does estate planning cost?  While there’s no simple answer to this question, there are certain things you can take into consideration to better determine what your estate plan might cost.  When you have questions about...

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What Is Probate, And Should You Avoid It?

What is Probate Law? Surely you’ve heard the term “probate”– but for most people it may sound like an alien term. What is it? And why does it seem like people want to avoid it? PROBATE is, according to Merriam-Webster, the action or process of proving before a competent judicial authority that a document offered for official recognition and registration...

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Learn About Asset Plans For The Recently Single

If you’re going through the big D and it doesn’t mean Dallas, there’s understandably a lot on your mind and your proverbial plate. Whether you’ve been with someone one year or 25, divorce can put an immense amount of stress on an individual for several reasons including the financial details that need to be taken care of in order...

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What is a Special Needs Trust?

As anyone with a special needs person in their life might already know, there are a lot of details and things that need to be done in order to protect and care for your loved one in the best way possible. If you happen to have a loved one with special needs and you don’t have a Special Needs...

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