EDITOR’S NOTE: The Texas legislature has enacted some new requirements that impact every guardianship filed in Texas. As Dallas-based attorneys often working in the area of guardianship disputes, we felt a timely blog post could explore these issues.
The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature passed several bills that directly affect probate in Texas. This post briefly examines key changes in legislation, effective September 1, 2015.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As attorneys in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex, we see our share of emotionally intense and factually complex disputes over trusts, estates, and wills. Many times, mediation before an actual trial can be a cost-effective way for the parties can come to an agreement. This blog post outlines those thoughts.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Most Dallas residents with substantial assets should have a will. Unfortunately, sometimes a will can be lost. This blog post explores the issues surrounding a lost will under Texas law, and the use of witnesses and other testimony in a Dallas courtroom or elsewhere in the Lone Star state.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In estate planning, many Dallas residents will set up a trust for the benefit of their children or others. When setting up a trust, one must designate a trustee. This blog post considers the pros and cons of a family member vs. a corporate entity as the trustee under Texas law.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In this quick blog post, we touch on the topic of “foreign wills” in regard to the laws in Texas concerning last wills and testaments. As a law firm involved in all aspects of Texas wills, including will contests under Texas law, we are excited to share this information with the general public…. Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: When a loved one passes away, his or her will may become an object of contention among friends, family, and other parties. Emotions might become the driving seat, but in this blog post we discuss the importance of facts and the law, as well as maintaining a “good faith” posture vis-à-vis any will… Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: Personal representatives of estates, including guardians of the estate, are required to obtain surety bonds. When or if an estate dispute arises, the relationship among the estate, the personal representative, and the company issuing the bond can be complex. In this blog post, we explain when and why estate litigation might begin vis-à-vis… Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE Many Texas residents and those with relatives who pass away in Texas may, unfortunately, end up in probate disputes. If there is a possibility of an estate dispute under Texas law, the Court may require the estate representative to secure a bond. In the event that the parties dispute the estate, the bond… Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE We handle many contested wills under Texas law. One of the more common initial questions is what constitutes a last will and testament. In this blog post, we explain some of the basics of acceptable documentation under Texas Law. Is this Document a Last Will and Testament?