New Registration Requirements for Texas Guardians After June 1, 2018

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Texas Senate Bill 1096, passed during the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, affects the appointment of Texas Guardians. If you are applying for Texas Guardianship you should be aware of the following registration requirements. These requirements should be met at least ten days before your scheduled hearing on the Application for Guardianship. These requirements as set forth […]

Probate and Non-Probate Assets

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Not all assets are subject to probate in Texas. Simply stated there are probate assets and non-probate assets. The Probate Asset The Probate Asset is an asset that is governed by the terms of a Will. This type of asset will pass through probate. It may also be subject to creditor claims and expenses of […]

The Texas Small Estate Affidavit

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The Texas Small Estate Affidavit is a useful tool to settle estates in Texas. However, its use is often misunderstood and the affidavits are frequently rejected by courts because they fail to comply with the statutory requirements of Texas Estates Code Section 205. Thus, it is advised to always use a licensed Texas Estate Planning […]