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Hiring an attorney is never a decision you want to make lightly.  A special relationship is formed when you hire an attorney—one that the law protects with its highest standards. …
Starting a business is a stressful and rewarding endeavor that should never be taken lightly. There are a lot of little things that need to be done before the business…
For many wealthy families, it seems as though the money will never run out. Money pours in from investments and other assets. Lavish vacations, fancy cars, and designer clothes are…
On June 8, 1948, a Canadian farmer named Cecil George Harris was working on his land one day when he became trapped under his tractor. Harris knew that his situation…
To ensure your wishes are carried out properly after your death, it is important to have a proper estate plan in place. In Texas, numerous property laws impact estate plans.…
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,…
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…
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.…
When someone passes away in Texas, the executor (sometimes called an administrator) has four essential functions. They are as follows: Presenting the will (if one exists). Identify and collect estate…
When you die without a will in Texas, you are said to have died intestate and your estate will be distributed according to the Texas Estates Code, which distinguishes between…
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