Probate Guidelines in Texas

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…

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After Divorce: How to title a Vehicle in Your Own Name

  Once you are divorced, you will need to put the title to any vehicle that you have been awarded into your own name. You will need to be certain that you have vehicle insurance in your own name for it. Also,see to it that you have that proof of…

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If You No Longer Own it… Sign it Over

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…

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After the Divorce: The Deed to Your House

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…

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How Many Certified Letters Testamentary Should You Order?

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.…

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International Family Law & Probate Law Not Simple

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…

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What Information You Should Bring to the Lawyers Office for Your First Divorce Consultation

About to have a consultation with a lawyer for a possible divorce? It may help you to know in advance what kinds of questions the attorney will ask at your first meeting. Timing and certainty.  Your attorney will want to know if you have made a firm decision to file or…

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Decisions to Make About Your Will and Estate Plan

If you are making a will for the first time (or updating one for the first time in a long time), this handy list will help guide you. No matter how small or large your estate, the answers to these questions are important. Who will be the ultimate beneficiary of…

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