Probate

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...

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...

What happens during 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?

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...

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