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Definition of Escheat

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Definition of Intestate in Texas

Definition of Administrator or administratrix

Definition of Executor or Executrix in Texas

Mineral Interests Overview In Texas

In Texas, an instrument conveying land transfers both the surface estate and all minerals and mineral rights, unless the instrument contains a reservation or expresses a contrary intention. In many cases, a person will sell land but will reserve the minerals. That...

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Gift Deeds in Texas

Gift deeds are valid in Texas but there are requirements above and beyond what is required of a normal deed. A gift deed is a document that transfers title to land. It can be informal but the intent of the grantor must be to immediately divest himself of the property....

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Learn about Joint Accounts and Inheritance in Texas

In Texas, joint accounts are accounts, usually with a financial institution, where more than one person has rights to the account.  Deciding what those rights are is a problem often faced in contested probate cases. Are they survivorship accounts where the survivor...

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What Is A Texas Homestead?

Introduction When a person dies who owns a home and has a spouse or dependent children, Texas limits how the owner can dispose of the home. This article will discuss the basics of the Texas homestead and what rights a surviving spouse or dependent children have. Texas...

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Learn about oil & gas inheritance laws in Texas

Land in Texas has two parts or estates, the surface estate and the mineral estate. In states where there is a lot of activity concerning minerals, like Texas, the two estates are usually severed so that one person owns the surface and one owns the minerals. This is...

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Selling property when one heir refuses

When several people are left property, the easiest way to divide the property is to sell it and then divide the proceeds. Often, that procedure runs into difficulty especially when you have one recalcitrant heir who refuses to sell. A 2019 case highlighted some of the...

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