So, you have gone through the Texas probate process and you are now a new Executor of the Estate. How much is going to be on your plate? What comes next? Here is what you need to know: The process doesn't end when you are appointed. In fact, your work is just beginning. You are a fiduciary. Under the law, you must act in the best interest of the estate and meet certain obligations in … [Read more...] about What Are my Duties as an Executor?
If you have recently been to a Texas probate court and been granted Letters Testamentary, you will be asked how many certified copies you need. How should you determine this? The first thing that you should do is to make a list of the property that needs to be transferred. Chances are that your attorney already has asked you for this information, probably at your first meeting. However, you … [Read more...] about How Many Certified Letters Testamentary Should You Order?
If a loved one recently passed and you are in charge of arrangements, you will need to decide how many death certificates to order. This is often taken care of by the funeral director as part of the funeral arrangements. Here is a general list to show how many certificates may be needed: One for each close family member. One for each financial institution that the deceased had … [Read more...] about How Many Death Certificates Should You Order?