New Texas Laws in Effect 2023

Several new laws went into effect in Texas on January 1, 2023, including changes to property tax collection, an expansion of the judicial branch, and an amendment to pollution standards. One of the laws, House Bill 3774, written by District 67 Representative Jeff Leach, allows for public access to the state’s court documents database with…

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Texas Probate Law Firm Continues Rapid Growth

Adds veteran probate attorney, Hallie O’Connor, to its Dallas office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, October 10, 2022: Kreig LLC, a Texas-based probate law firm, announced today that Attorney Hallie O’Connor has joined the firm’s Dallas probate practice. “We are thrilled to have Hallie join our team,” said CEO Jack Manhire. “She is a highly respected…

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Judge denies request to throw out country music icon’s handwritten will

A McLennan County judge will not dismiss the 2003 handwritten will of Texas music legend Billy Joe Shaver, which purportedly leaves his estate to his nephew. The nephew of another country music legend, Willie Nelson, originally made the request to throw out the will. Tommy Witherspoon of KWTX reports the following: The ruling by County…

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Relief on Irrevocable Trust from Harris County Probate Court Affirmed

An irrevocable trust is a legal arrangement where the creator (settlor) of the trust transfers assets to another person or entity (trustee), while retaining the right to receive income generated by the trust and/or take possession of the trust property at a later date. If you are considering setting up an irrevocable trust, here’s a…

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Pfizer: Vaccine Safe for Children

Parents of elementary school students in the Houston area felt welcome relief on Monday when Pfizer announced its vaccine is safe and effective for the 5- to 11-year-old age group. The findings represent a key step toward inoculating a younger population that so far is unprotected from the virus. Right now, only children 12 and…

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