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How to Remove an Executor from an Estate

When someone is named as the executor of an estate, they have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of all heirs and creditors. This includes gathering assets, notifying beneficiaries and creditors, paying taxes and valid claims and, finally, distributing the...

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An Overview of Texas Probate Statutes

In Texas, probate is mainly covered by the Estates Code, which replaced the Probate Code in 2014. Below is a general overview of the statutes that may apply when you pass away in Texas, with or without a will. Independent Administration of Estates Independent...

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How to Close an Estate in Texas

The executor of a Texas estate has a lot of responsibilities, but most of their work is over when the assets are ready to be distributed to the named beneficiaries. By this point, they have taken all of the following steps, and many others: Contacting all...

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What is a Muniment of Title?

When someone passes away in Texas with a Will, a full administration of their estate involves the appointment of a personal representative (often called the Executor) who is responsible for gathering assets, paying claims and distributing the remainder to the...

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