When Heirship Status Becomes a Texas Jurisdiction Matter

A court must have jurisdiction to enter a valid, enforceable judgment on a claim. If there is a situation where jurisdiction is lacking, litigants, through various procedures, may retroactively challenge the validity of a judgment to potentially have it rendered void. Subject matter jurisdiction is one type of jurisdiction a court must have. It is…

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What’s the difference between Tangible and Intangible Assets in Probate?

With a will, you can divide both your tangible as well as your intangible assets. Whether an item belongs in the estate or not depends on what type of asset it is. It’s very important to make this distinction between tangible and intangible assets, otherwise the distribution of an item of significant value could be…

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Can an Insurance Claim File Be Attorney-Client Privileged?

An insurance claim file can be attorney-client privileged. The attorney-client privilege is a legal principle that protects communications between attorneys and their clients from being disclosed in court. The insurance claim file is sometimes considered to be part of the attorney-client relationship if it contains confidential information about the case. The following case gives us…

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