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Who Receives Notice of Probate?
When a will is filed for probate in Texas, the county clerk posts a notice on the courthouse wall. That is the only notice unless someone is a named beneficiary in the will that was filed. Just because you are a relative doesn’t mean you get personal notice.
Void Versus Voidable Marriages
When you need to contest a marriage of someone who dies, you have to know the difference between void versus voidable marriages.
Statutory Probate Judges And Why You Want One
Statutory Probate Judges are well-versed in probate law and procedure. It is best to have a Statutory Probate Judge hear your contested probate case.
Who Can Contest a Texas Probate?
In order to be involved in a Texas probate case, a person has to have standing. Standing means that the person has a pecuniary interest in the outcome.
Can You Have an Heirship Determination if There is a Will?
You can file an application to determine heirship in Texas even if there is a will if the estate has not been closed.
Bill of Review
The main difference between a Texas equitable and statutory bill of review is that a statutory bill of review does not require due diligence.
Pretermitted Spouse in Texas
A pretermitted spouse is not recognized in Texas but if another state recognizes a person as a pretermitted spouse they may inherit in Texas.
Signing a Will in All the Wrong Places
Signing a will in Texas with a mark, initials or a full signature may be OK as long as the testator intended the document to be his will.
Presumption of Undue Influence
A person who is an Executor, Administrator, Trustee, or who has a Power of Attorney is a fiduciary. A fiduciary must act in the best interest of the beneficiaries and show that each of his actions was in the beneficiaries’ best interest. When an action benefits the fiduciary in any way, there is a presumption of unfairness, and the fiduciary may be liable.
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