One day William’s daughter read in an article that a will was not the best way to leave property to heirs. Wills often involve long and expensive court proceedings and there are other, more-efficient ways to pass on savings to family. But William was a person who knew his own mind, and he felt sure that a simple will would be good enough for him.
A will without court approval is nothing more...Read More
Congratulations, you’ve just signed your will. Now what? It’s important to keep your will in a safe place where someone will be able to find it. Probating a will is very difficult unless the original can be produced. This could add significant time and expense to the probate process. Here are some options to consider:
A Texas County Clerk
County clerks offer a will safekeeping...Read More
If you die without a will, known as intestacy, it won’t be your problem – it will be everyone else’s! If you die without a will, Texas law determines who will inherit your estate. As a result, many issues can arise in the administration of your estate:
Effort Involved in Determining Heirs/Opening Administration
A court proceeding is required to determine heirs of an estate. Since court...Read More