Letters Testamentary in Texas

Heirs and beneficiaries are often informed by banks, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions that they need Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration to be able to access funds in bank accounts or obtain information related to a mortgage. This article will discuss what these letters are and how to obtain them from the court. […]

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The Texas Living Will

Also called a “Living Will,” this document clearly communicates to family, caregivers, and physicians what exactly the patient’s wishes are for health care once the patient can longer make medical decisions, including life-sustaining treatments. The document allows the patient to define different choices about medical care, depending on whether the medical condition is “irreversible,” or “terminal.”

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Preserving the Homestead Exemption with Living Trusts

Preserving the Homestead Exemption with Living Trusts Revocable Living Trusts are a popular estate planning structure in Texas, but when it comes to homestead property, owners should be aware that the trust’s language can mean the difference between preserving or forfeiting a homestead’s property tax benefits. Maintaining Homestead Tax Exemptions through a Qualifying Trust A […]

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