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Are You a Blended Family? What Happens to Your Property If You Die Without a Will?

If you have a blended family, your property may be distributed in ways that you do not intend. To show what happens, let’s assume Mommy Shark and Daddy Shark have one baby shark together. Daddy Shark had one baby shark from a previous marriage. When Daddy dies, he leaves behind...
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Common Commercial Lease Mistakes

Common Commercial Lease Mistakes and How to Avoid Them -- A common business need that every business owner should be prepared to deal with is finding the space for their business operations, be it a manufacturing facility or an office space. Whether it is the main office, a shop, or...
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When Your Business Partner Divorces or Dies

Did You and Your Business Partner form an LLC? Do You Know What Happens If Your Business Partner Dies or Divorces?  Death and divorce are probably two most uncomfortable topics for family members and business partners to discuss. No one wants to start the unpleasant conversation, yet these are necessary...
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Dying without a Will

Who Inherits When A Married Person Dies Without a Will in Texas? Many Texans think that the surviving spouse will inherit all of a deceased spouse’s estate if there is no will. This is NOT always the fact. Here is how the property will be divided. Community Property Texas has...
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Elder Law: Documents Every Adult Needs, Probate and More

The following transcript was excerpted from a June 22, 2020 virtual presentation on elder law, wills and probate in Texas by attorney Cynthia Fronterhouse. The event was organized and sponsored by CarePartners, whose vision is to be the leader in caregiving resources in Texas. You can click the image above...
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What is Probate?

When there is a will... probate is the legal process whereby a will is authenticated in a court of law and arranges for the distribution of a person’s estate. Texas offers some of the simplest probate options, allowing families to quickly conclude personal and financial family matters with dignity. If the...
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What You Need to Know about Wills and Probate in Texas

Attorney Cynthia Fronterhouse shares the key things you need to know about wills and probate in Texas. There are four estate planning documents that every adult in Texas needs to know. Those include: A last will and testament appoints a guardian and establishes a trust. A durable power of attorney...
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Seminar on Wills and Estate Planning in Houston

Wills & Estate Planning Seminar Choose from three dates: Tuesday, June 23, 11 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday, July 8 from 6-7:30 pm Thursday, July 9 from 2-3:30 pm Join us for a Free Seminar on Wills & Estate Planning in Houston. Location: Trini Mendenhall Community Center at 1414 Wirt...
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5 Top Financial Things To Do For A Second Marriage

1.  Full Disclosure Before you get married, you and your fiancé should discuss all aspects of your financial situations with one another. On a piece of paper, write down your: Credit History. Have you ever been late on payments, or had any judgments against you? Have you ever declared bankruptcy?...
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Who Will the Court Appoint as Guardian for Your Children?

If you die without a Will that appoints a guardian for your children, it will be left up to the Court .  The Court will consider what is in the child’s best interest.  It may not be who you would want appointed as your child’s guardian. There are certain people...
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Have you recently lost a loved one? What are the next steps?

Texas has simplified the probate process that allows certain executors to serve independently of the Court’s supervision.  This allows the probate process to move quickly and efficiently in a process called independent administration. How does an Executor become “independent”? An executor can be independent if — 1) the Decedent left a Will...
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