How the Probate Process Works in Texas

How the Probate Process Works in Texas

When someone passes away in Texas, what happens to the estate? Who handles the distribution of the estate’s assets, pays off debts, and handles any issues that arise? Estates pass through the probate process in Texas, where the court supervises the settlement of the...

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Problems with Texas Guardianship

A recent review by the Texas Guardianship Compliance Program found that of the 30,000 files on active guardianship cases around the state, 41 percent were out of compliance with state law. Texas guardians hold nearly $5 billion in assets for vulnerable state citizens,...

What Needs to Go Through Probate?

It is very important that you understand what needs to go through probate when you do and when you do not have a will. That way, you can understand what the effects may be of not having a will, or a current will, at the time of your death. Some things are going to go...

Can You File for Guardianship Without a Lawyer?

Have you ever asked yourself, can you file for guardianship without a lawyer? If so, then you are likely trying to help care for a loved one. This may be a child who cannot take care of themselves, or even a grandchild. Perhaps you want to care for an aging aunt,...

Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal standing that allows an individual to care for a minor or dependent person. It makes provision for the guardian to make decisions on behalf of the child and is granted by the court system. Laws concerning guardianship vary from state to state....

Understanding Guardianship

The court system has established protocol for managing the care and concerns of individuals who are unable to care for themselves. In the legal system, this is known as guardianship. The specifics of the legal process involved will vary based on the laws of the state...