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...
What is the executor’s role in probating a Texas estate?
On Behalf of Cure & Francis, P.A. | Nov 7, 2022 | Probate
As you prepare your estate plan, you probably have strong feelings about what should happen to your assets after your death. Because you will not be around to see your plan through, it is essential that you appoint an executor to carry out your wishes. Choosing the...
3 FAQ about undue influence
On Behalf of Cure & Francis, P.A. | Oct 10, 2022 | Probate
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...
Do all assets go through probate in Texas?
On Behalf of Cure & Francis, P.A. | Jun 4, 2022 | Probate
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
On Behalf of Cure & Francis, P.A. | Apr 18, 2022 | Probate
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...
What happens during probate?
On Behalf of Cure & Francis, P.A. | Feb 14, 2022 | Probate
You may hear the word probate and associate it with a will but know nothing else about it. Probate is a legal process whereby a will goes through the court to ensure things happen, as you stated. If your estate qualifies for probate, your family may have to wait...
Can you contest a will?
On Behalf of Cure & Francis, P.A. | Nov 11, 2021 | Probate
When someone dies with a will, their assets and possessions get distributed to their heirs and beneficiaries. You cannot contest a will solely because you are unhappy with your inheritance or think it was unfair. You must have a valid reason to contest a will with...
What happens if my loved one passes away without leaving a will?
by Cure & Francis, P.A. | May 27, 2021 | Probate
Most people do not wish to dwell on the idea of their death. This often leads people to delay hiring an attorney to put together an estate plan. Unfortunately, accidents and disease sometimes take those we love unexpectedly and before they have all their affairs in...
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John R. Francis
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