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Learn about the definitions and terms used in Probate

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Definitions

A list of the most common terms used in probate.

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Information to better inform you about Texas probate.

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Things that may be important in a Texas probate.

Probate Definitions

Definitions used in probate and inheritance disputes that visitors to this site will surely find understandable.

Probate terms

The terms used in law during the probate process can be confusing if you are not familiar with them. Things like the difference between an executor and an administrator or muniment of title. This glossary will define the terms so that you know their meaning in relationship to the probate process.

Definition of Administrator or administratrix

Definition of Administrator or administratrix

An Administrator (or Administratrix) is the person appointed by the court to handle the estate of someone who died without a will, with a will but no nominated executor, or the executor named in the will has died, has been removed from the case or does not desire to...

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Definition of Executor or Executrix in Texas

The person appointed to administer the estate of a person who has died leaving a will which nominates that person. Dictionary.Law.Com. An executor is a fiduciary. By Robert Ray a Texas inheritance attorney. The foregoing information is general in nature and does not...

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Definition of Trustee

A person or entity who holds the assets (corpus) of a trust for the benefit of the beneficiaries and manages the trust and its assets under the terms of the trust stated in the declaration of trust which created it. Dictionary.Law.Com. A trustee is a fiduciary. By...

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Texas Requirements For A Common Law Marriage

Texas recognizes common law marriages or what Texas calls "Informal Marriages." There are two different ways you can have an informal marriage: Agreeing to be married; living together in Texas after the agreement; and, representing to others that you are married; or,...

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Read About A Muniment Of Title In Texas

means to probate a will quickly and cost-efficiently when there is no need for administration of the estate. A court may probate a will as a Muniment of Title if the court finds that the will should be admitted to probate, that there is no need for an administration...

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