Simply Explained: Letters Testamentary in Probate

Occasionally, we hear clients tell us probate law can be very confusing. Whether it’s the legal process, terminology, dealing with family members, or potential expense can frustrate most and occasionally cause families who should work with a lawyer to try and go...

Guardianship for Families with Special Needs “Kids”

Last week, after a guardianship court hearing, the judge of a North Texas court told me that (in his court), he would guess that 80%+ of the guardianship applications heard by his court are filed by families of special needs young people who are soon turning 18 years...

Avoiding Probate: The Transfer on Death Deed

In Texas, our probate laws are fairly simple and straightforward. While the chief goal of estate planning in some states (especially in the northeastern part of the country) is specifically to avoid probate, in Texas, if you have the right kind of pre-planning done...