How Much Time Do I Have to File for Probate?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Estate Planning & Trusts, Probate, Uncategorized |

A lot of people wonder how long they have to file for probate of someone’s estate.  In Texas, it is generally four years if you want to have an administration of the Estate with an Executor or Administrator being appointed.  You can file after four years for an Heirship, Small Estate Affidavit, or to probate a Will as a Muniment of Title only.  There are many caveats and ins-and-outs.  I give free phone and office consultations on all...

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Can I write my own handwritten Last Will & Testament?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Estate Planning & Trusts, Probate, Uncategorized |

In Texas, you can create an enforceable holographic Will.  A holographic Will is one that is in your own handwriting.  So, in Texas, you can write your own Will.  The best practice is to have an attorney create your Will.  There are many unforeseen pitfalls that can occur while writing your own Last Will & Testament.  However, Texas Estates Code Section 251.052 provides that a will written wholly in the testator’s handwriting is not...

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