TX-LW Firm Blogs
Given our diverse firms, we are constantly exploring new ideas and staying up to date on the latest trends and developments in our industries.
On this page, you’ll find a selection of blog posts written by our experts across a range of disciplines, including tax, probate, business, and other services. These posts cover a wide range of topics, from industry-specific news and analysis to advice on how to navigate complex challenges.
4 Steps to Administer an Estate in Texas
Administering an estate in Texas can be a complex and sometimes daunting task. Depending on the size of the estate, it can take months or even years to complete. To help simplify the process, here are four steps that you should follow when administering an estate in Texas. From filing the necessary documents to taking […] The post 4 Steps to Administer an Estate in Texas appeared first on Houston Probate Attorneys.
Do I Need a Comprehensive Estate Plan?
As a resident of Texas, you understand the importance of protecting your assets and providing for your loved ones. Estate planning is a critical step in ensuring that your wishes are honored and your family is taken care of after you pass. In this blog post, we’ll outline the benefits of creating a comprehensive estate […] The post Do I Need a Comprehensive Estate Plan? appeared first on Dallas Probate Attorneys.
The “First-Filed Rule” in Texas Probate Law
In the legal world, disputes can arise over a variety of issues, and when two cases with similar subjects are filed, the question of jurisdiction often arises. This was the situation in the recent case of In re McGowan, No. 03-22-00726-CV, 2023 Tex. App. LEXIS 168 (Tex. App.—Austin January 11, 2023, original proceeding), which dealt […] The post The “First-Filed Rule” in Texas Probate Law appeared first on El Paso Probate Attorneys.
Can I Probate a Video Will in Texas?
The loss of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time, but when it is combined with the responsibilities of managing an estate, the process can become overwhelming. In this article, we will explore a case study of probate in Texas with a video will and highlight some of the important considerations involved. Understanding […] The post Can I Probate a Video Will in Texas? appeared first on San Antonio Probate Attorneys.
Affidavits of Heirship: A Real Texas Family’s Experience
When a person dies without a will, their assets are distributed according to Texas’s laws of intestacy. However, transferring ownership of these assets can be a complex and lengthy process if the proper documentation is not in place. This is where the concept of affidavits of heirship comes into play. In this blog article, we […] The post Affidavits of Heirship: A Real Texas Family’s Experience appeared first on Austin Probate Attorneys.
The Non-Taxable Return of Capital
Our tax laws acknowledge that a return of capital doesn’t trigger income tax. The fundamental concept is that when property is taken away from a taxpayer and then returned to them, it doesn’t result in an increase in their net worth. Rather, their net worth is restored to where it was before, and since there… Continue reading The Non-Taxable Return of Capital The post The Non-Taxable Return of Capital appeared first on Houston Tax Attorneys | Mitchell Tax Law.
The Texas Probate Showdown: A Tale of Wills, Assets, and Estate Distribution
We tried to imagine how the late American novelist, Tom Wolfe, would describe the sometimes dry topic of Texas Probate Law. Let us know how we did. The Grand Texas Probate Drama Ah, probate – the grand Texas drama that unfolds when a dear soul departs this earthly plane. It’s the process of settling a […] The post The Texas Probate Showdown: A Tale of Wills, Assets, and Estate Distribution appeared first on Houston Probate Attorneys.
Inheriting Real Property in Texas: A Guide to the Probate Process
The death of a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time, and when a will is involved, it can add an additional layer of complexity to an already challenging situation. If the deceased owned real property in Texas, the process of transferring ownership can become even more complicated. This is because Texas law […] The post Inheriting Real Property in Texas: A Guide to the Probate Process appeared first on Dallas Probate Attorneys.
Co-Guardianship in Texas Probate Law
When a loved one is struggling with a serious medical condition such as dementia, it can be difficult to manage their affairs and make decisions on their behalf. In these cases, seeking legal guardianship can be a valuable solution. In Texas, it is possible for multiple individuals to be named co-guardians. In this article, we […] The post Co-Guardianship in Texas Probate Law appeared first on El Paso Probate Attorneys.