The Case of Cecil George Harris

The Case of Cecil George Harris

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 was dire, and, to ensure his wife would be taken care of in case he died that day, he took out his...
The Nature of an Estate Plan

The Nature of an Estate Plan

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. Which assets may avoid probate? How is your marital property affected? It is important to have...
How to Remove an Executor from an Estate

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...
How to Close an Estate in Texas

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...