Probate

Last Will and Testament

Sometimes a person will come in and say they own a house because Mom left it to them in her Will, and then tell me the Will was never probated. Boom! The Will must be placed into the Court record before it is effective to transfer title (ownership) of property. Failure to probate a Will could result in you not ...

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Elderly Woman Sitting on a Bench Looking into a Distance

It is old news that we expect many more people to need help due to dementia over the next decade. One of the speakers at the 2016 Advanced Guardianship course noted that the number of guardianships in Texas has increased 60% since 2011. There has not been a similar increase in the number of Probate […]

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Texas Estate statutes provide substantial protections to a surviving spouse and minor children. Read more on the blog of Texas estate planning attorney, Charles Kennedy.

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Scales of Justice and Gavel

This blog provided by Texas elder law and estate planning attorney, Charles Kennedy will give you a good idea of the information that must be considered when deciding if probate is necessary or not.

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A “Ladybird Deed” is used to protect a house from a Medicaid claim after a patient on Medicaid dies. Law School professors call them contingent, defeasible deeds.

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