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What to do with a Will if over 4 years passed?

What to do with a Will if over 4 years passed?

Under Texas Law, paperwork to begin probate of a valid Will must be filed in the court no later than four (4) years after the death of the testator. The period following a loved one’s death can be a stressful and extremely emotional time for the family members, and it...
Reasons to Avoid the Probate Process

Reasons to Avoid the Probate Process

What’s Probate? Probate refers to the process by which a court legally acknowledges an individual’s death and authorizes administration of their estate. Estate administration involves management of the deceased’s estate, payment of the deceased’s debts, and...
Protect Your Loved Ones’ Inheritance with LAPT

Protect Your Loved Ones’ Inheritance with LAPT

Don Carey’s Story Don Carey died at the age of 78 with three surviving sons, all of whom were in an ongoing battle with addiction at the time of his death. Wanting to care for his sons in the event of his death, Don included a provision to his trust that stated...
Marital Property in Texas

Marital Property in Texas

Texas is a community-property state, meaning that all marital property is characterized as “separate,” “community,” or “mixed.” Under Texas law, a spouse’s separate property consists of the property “owned or claimed by the spouse before marriage; acquired by the...