Texas has placed protections against creditors for married couples and families with minor children in our law.
Why Do I Need to Probate A Will?
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 getting title to the property given to you in the Will.
Changes in Probate Law: Creditors Win
Changes in Texas Probate law 2017, creditor rights
Guardianship Law Changes and Disability
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 […]
Death, Debt and the Surviving Spouse
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.
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.
Who has the Authority or Can he really do that?
It is easy to forget or not realize some very important points about probate. Probate is a process that only occurs in Court.
Dealing with Creditors
Reasons why some debts should not be paid and how assets can be protected in the claims process
What is a Ladybird deed?
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.