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Can a Guardian Sell Assets of a Deceased Ward?

Introduction A guardian is a person who has been appointed by the court to make decisions regarding the personal matters of an individual. A guardian may be appointed to take care of a minor or adult with disabilities or an elderly person. As a guardian you are legally responsible for managing your ward’s assets, including […]

Foreign Probate

Probate When Heirs Live Outside the United States

Probate is the legal process by which a will, trust, or life insurance policy is administered and assets are distributed. The process is often complicated, especially when a person has assets located outside the U.S. where laws for probate administration may be different than those of Texas. If you are an heir of someone who […]

Where to file probate court

Do Probate Cases Have to Be Filed Where the Deceased Resided?

What Does It Mean to Probate a Will? Deciding where to file a probate case is one of the most important decisions a person making a will can make. The person making the petition for probate must decide whether to file a probate case in the county where the decedent lived or in the county […]

Who Can Testify as to Cause of Death in a Probate Case?

Who Can Testify as to Cause of Death in a Probate Case?

How do people die? This is a common question in probate administration. But in a probate litigation case, who can testify as to the ultimate cause of death? Legal Terminology Texas Rule of Civil Evidence, Rule 702: Requires that experts be qualified “by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education,” and that their testimony “assist the […]

Affidavit of Heirship in Texas – Transferring Property After Death and Avoiding Probate Court

Affidavit of Heirship in Texas When a decedent dies intestate (without a Will), it is common for family members to reach an informal agreement as to how to divide the estate. However, such informal agreements open the door for disputes that end up in probate litigation. An Affidavit of Heirship can help with disputes of […]