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DUTIES OF AN EXECUTOR

DUTIES OF AN EXECUTOR

The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law. Any readers with a legal problem, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult an attorney for advice on their particular...
The Danger of Homemade Wills

The Danger of Homemade Wills

A week or so ago, I read an obituary that reminded me that although the death of a loved one often brings families closer, it can often bring out animosities among family members that has long simmered. The unusual obituary started, “We are so grateful you have...
Will Contest While Rare Are Messy

Will Contest While Rare Are Messy

While watching a law school classmate of mine handle a disputed estate in Fort Bend County, it occurred to me the best way to avoid a Will contest is to have a well written Will prepared by an attorney who can help you avoid potential conflicts. This week I will...
Do I Need To Probate This Will?

Do I Need To Probate This Will?

One of the more common questions I am asked is “Do I need to probate this Will?” Many times, when a spouse passes away, the surviving spouse is given misinformation that they do not need to probate their deceased spouse’s Will because they were married. This is not...