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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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for a Car Wreck?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Personal Injury, Uncategorized |

If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, and someone else was responsible for causing the accident, you have a limited amount of time to hire an attorney and file your lawsuit.  You generally have two (2)years from the date of the car wreck to file your case under Texas law.  You should definitely not wait until the last minute and hire a personal injury attorney to guide you through the claim process.  Insurance...

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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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