What is a request to transfer a structured settlement in Texas?

A structured settlement is a type of annuity that is typically used to resolve personal injury claims. In Texas, if you have reached a settlement in your personal injury case, you may be able to transfer your structured settlement payments to another party. This process is known as a “request for transfer.” What is a…

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Probating a Will in Texas

To file the probate application, one must first decide which court has jurisdiction and which court should handle the probate court. Once the court is selected, the next step is to submit the probate application. The Probate Application under Texas Estate Law After identifying the probate court that can hear the case, the next step…

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Who Will Serve as Personal Representative of Your Estate?

Who will serve as personal representative after you’ve passed on? Many people think about this while planning their estate, but it’s important to know who is eligible to serve and who will serve by default if you don’t name a personal representative properly. Selecting The Personal Representative (Executor vs Administrator) Specialized knowledge, training or experience…

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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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Closing a Probate in Texas

After a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know what to do next. One of the things you may need to do is close their probate in Texas. This can seem like a daunting task, but luckily this article will walk you through everything you need to know! Are you the Executor or…

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