What Is a Family Allowance?

Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after they die. In Texas, if a person dies without a will, their assets will go through probate court. The court will appoint an executor to oversee the estate and distribute the assets to the heirs according to state law. One of the questions that…

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An Overview of Texas Probate Law

Introduction to Probate Law When a person dies, their assets must go through probate before they can be distributed to the beneficiaries. Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after they die. If the deceased person had a will, the probate court will follow the instructions in the will. If the deceased…

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Are You an “Interested Party” If You Already Received Benefits from a Will ?

Legal Terminology In Limine hearing: A procedure that allows parties to exclude evidence from a jury Uninterested persons: Anyone who has a property right or claim against the estate being administered Probate Law Case Sheffield v. Scott, 620 S.W.2d 691, 693 (Tex. App. — Houston [14th Dist.] 1981, writ ref’d n.r.e.) Facts and Procedural History…

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Must a Judgment Against a Deceased Debtor Be Executed by the Probate Court?

In Texas, if a debtor dies before the judgment is satisfied, the judgment may be enforced against the estate in probate court. If you are a judgment creditor and the debtor dies, you must take action within a certain time frame to have the judgment enforced by the probate court. But must the judgment be…

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