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What happens when there is more than one will?

When a loved one passes away, the will should determine how assets are distributed. Unfortunately, sometimes there is more than one will on file. If that happens, it can be difficult to determine which one is valid. Here are some things that you should understand...

3 FAQs about filing for a chapter 7 bankruptcy

A number of reasons factor into filing for bankruptcy, from costly medical bills to losing a job. In 2020, 378,953 people turned to Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a solution, according to the United States Courts. While the process has complexities, knowing more about it may...

3 FAQ about undue influence

When testators make changes to a will, those impacted by the change may fear their loved one made modifications because of undue influence. Knowing the answers to these frequently asked questions about undue influence might help beneficiaries understand how to...

What is a 341 meeting?

If you are facing relentless bill collectors, have bills that you cannot pay, or have fallen behind on your mortgage, declaring bankruptcy might be your answer. Bankruptcy can stop the collection calls, reduce or eliminate your debts and save your home. Bankruptcy can...

Do all assets go through probate in Texas?

In Texas, most estates go through probate. Even with a will, receiving the deceased's inheritance usually requires processing through the courts. However, Texas does not consider every asset to be a probate asset. According to Texas Estate Codes, certain agreements,...

Factors that can delay probate proceedings

The probate process can take several months to over a year to execute. Because no two states are the same, the length of time it takes to complete probate varies on a case-by-case basis. However, the presence of numerous factors is very likely to cause delays in the...

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