Category: Probate

How your Houston estate can avoid probate court

How your Houston estate can avoid probate court

As a Houston probate lawyer, I regularly hear horror stories from my estate planning clients about having to deal with a parent’s or other loved one’s probate estate in Texas, and how they want their loved ones to avoid many of the pitfalls that they incurred when going through the probate process.  While the Texas […]

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How pets fit in to your Houston estate plan

How pets fit in to your Houston estate plan

When it comes to our pets, many of us treat them as well (and sometimes even better) than our own children.  We let them sleep in our beds, we only date certain people who like our particular breed of cat or dog, and we post countless pictures and videos on the internet of them performing […]

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The Texas Probate Process

The Texas Probate Process

As a Houston probate lawyer, I often get asked the question, “what is probate?”  Unless you have lost a friend or relative who lives in Texas, you likely are unfamiliar with how the process works or what needs to be done when someone dies.  While the probate process is relatively simple for those who are […]

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Houston Probate Law – Affidavit of Heirship

Houston Probate Law – Affidavit of Heirship

As a Houston probate lawyer, I often meet people who have lost loved ones.  Unfortunately, many people in Texas die each year without a valid last will and testament or other dispositive estate planning document in place.  In those instances, the Texas Estates Code will determine who receives the person’s property, which is usually the […]

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Why young people in Houston need an estate plan

Why young people in Houston need an estate plan

View image | gettyimages.com As a Houston estate planning attorney, some of the most common excuses people give me for not having an estate plan in place are that they do not have any assets to pass on to anyone or that they are young and have plenty of time to get it done.  Regarding […]

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