Understanding Exempt Property in Texas Probate | The Probate Law Group

Understanding Exempt Property in Texas Probate

Some of a deceased person’s personal property is protected from creditors and exempt from probate. The list of exemptions even allows for the retention of certain farm animals or pieces of farm equipment.  Of course, as with anything related to a legal matter, property exemptions can become somewhat complicated.  Here are some of the most […]

4 Ways to Probate a Will in Texas | The Probate Law Group

4 Ways to Probate a Will in Texas

Texas offers multiple types of probate that cover different situations. These are four separate processes, and each works a little differently. Regardless of the process that gets used, it is vital to work closely with a knowledgeable probate lawyer throughout the process.  #1) Independent Administration Independent administration is the process that gets used when: A […]

4 Common Probate Problems in Texas - The Probate Law Group

4 Common Probate Problems in Texas 

It would be nice if probate could be simple for every Texan. Unfortunately, the process doesn’t always run smoothly. Here are four probate problems that can arise when the decedent’s assets go to probate. #1) Lack of Estate Planning on the Part of the Decedent It’s very common for a person to die and for […]

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What to Expect During the Texas Probate Process

The Texas Probate process causes a great deal of anxiety mostly because people don’t know what to expect. Until a close loved one dies, it remains a mysterious process that few people have to deal with. We want to help put your mind at ease by giving you a window into the probate process.  How […]

Who Can Challenge a Will in Texas, and Why? | The Probate Law Group

Who Can Challenge a Will in Texas, and Why?

Challenges to wills may be the subject of many television dramas, with everyone from butlers to long-lost cousins waltzing in to deprive rightful heirs of their fortunes. In reality, in Texas, there are limits to who may challenge a will and why.  Here’s what you need to know as you head into the probate process. […]

What to Expect During the Texas Probate Process - The Probate Law Group in Houston, TX

Myths and Facts About Probate in Texas

Probate is a poorly understood process. It’s not unusual for Texans to have a great deal of trepidation and worry about the Texas probate process and what it entails.  As probate lawyers in Houston, TX, we want to help clear up some of those misconceptions  Myth: Probate must always be lengthy and expensive. We help […]

What Happens When a Person Dies Without a Will in Texas? - The Probate Law Group

What Happens When a Person Dies Without a Will in Texas?

Dying without a will is known as dying intestate. Intestacy requires the state to distribute the assets of the estate in accordance with that state’s law.  Who inherits will depend on who survives the decedent and state law. The state will use the heirship process to determine who the surviving heirs are, and in what […]