I enjoy sharing information with our readers to help them navigate the confusing legal process. Harris County, Texas has some excellent information about probate on their "helpful guidelines" page . This information can help you understand what to look for in a will, how property passes in the State of Texas if the person doesn't have a Will, what to do if more than 4 years has passed since … [Read more...] about Probate Guidelines in Texas
Don't wait to get your car title after divorce Once the Judge signs your Final Decree of Divorce, you need to make sure that the title to your vehicle is changed to your name only. Don't neglect this important step! What you will need to do this You will need to be certain that you have vehicle insurance in your own name for it. You will need to have proof of insurance, a valid … [Read more...] about After Divorce: How to title a Vehicle in Your Own Name
We get this question a lot: "Now that I am divorced how do I get my ex-spouse's name off of the mortgage? The answer is: You may not be able to. Here's why. The mortgage agreement was made between the mortgage company on one side, and you and your spouse on the other side. Once the mortgage was signed and processed, the mortgage company had two people held responsible for paying that … [Read more...] about How Do I Get my Ex-Spouse’s Name off of the Mortgage?
Here is a piece of legal advice for free that can save you a lot of money and hassles in the future. If you no longer own it, get it out of your name!This applies to a home, other piece of real property, auto, boat, or anything else that is "titled" or "deeded" to an owner. You may be tempted to think, "Let the new owner handle the transfer. It isn't my problem anymore." Whether you sold a car or … [Read more...] about If You No Longer Own it… Sign it Over
Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will need to split up the property. Any real estate that you owned together is now going to be titled to just one of you. A deed will need to be drafted, signed by both of you, and filed with official real estate records in your Texas county. How does this get accomplished and what happens if there are problems? Decide or find out: who is … [Read more...] about After the Divorce: The Deed to Your House
The long-awaited day has come. Your divorce is final. The feelings may be bittersweet, or you may be happy but one thing is certain; a new phase of your life has begun. After the final hearing, there are a few things that should be done to finish up the transition. Paperwork should be signed to deed the house (and any other real estate) to the person who was awarded the property in the … [Read more...] about Ok, Your Divorce is Final. Now What?
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?
Whenever a case involves international law, it is wise to decide at the very beginning what needs to be done. For instance, some divorce cases involve two or more countries. Legal actions taken in the U.S. may or may not have an effect in the foreign country (or may have an effect that you didn't want to happen!). International family law is not uniform. there are many treaties that apply, … [Read more...] about International Family Law & Probate Law Not Simple