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Introduction After a loved one passes away, you may be wondering what needs to be done in order to settle their estate. If they left behind a will, the process of probating it in El Paso, Texas is relatively simple. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps you’ll need to take in order...
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Probate Law without a Will The process for probating an estate when there is no will is similar to probating a will. There are several notable differences, including the heirship proceeding and the attorney ad litem. To start the probate court process, the applicant will file the following documents: Application to be appointed,Application for heirship...
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Duties and responsibilities to will beneficiaries under Texas estate law You may be honored to take on the responsibility of being the executor of your loved one’s will, or you may not want to deal with it. However, you do have a choice – despite how you feel, you are able to say no and...
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The term “final judgment” is often used in probate cases, but does it mean the same thing as a final judgment in other cases? In other words, when is the decision able to be appealed? In this article, we’ll take a look at when a judgment is considered final in a probate case and what...
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If a person becomes unable to take care of their financials, as the elderly population does, people may need to step in. That is where adult children come into play. An adult child may decide to help but abuse the disability. Don’t be afraid to call lawyers if you feel like your parent is being...
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If you have a claim against the estate of a deceased person—for example, for unpaid wages or breach of contract or other claim against the estate—you may be wondering what to do. The process for making a claim against an estate depends on whether the estate is being administered through probate or not. The case...
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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...
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11Where to file probate court
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...
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11Who 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...
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