What Do Children Inherit When There is No Will?

We've written several articles about the disadvantages of dying without a will, including greater expense in handling the estate and the inherent frustration for family members who are left to sort it all out. While Texas law provides clear rules for distributing property to surviving family … [Read more...]

How to File for Bankruptcy

Filing bankruptcy used to be a fairly straightforward and simple process. However, recent laws have changed all of that. Bankruptcy procedures today can be quite complex, and if you don’t do everything properly, you may have to begin over again. For this reason it is in your best interests to work … [Read more...]

I Have Been Named Executor of an Estate. What Does This Mean?

In all likelihood, the average person has never served as an executor for someone’s estate.  In many instances, the executor named in a will remains unaware of having been chosen for the position until after a loved one’s death. If one of these situations applies to you, it's smart to do a little … [Read more...]

Limited Partnerships: Pros and Cons

A limited partnership is an entity formed to conduct a for-profit business and is comprised of a least one general partner and at least one limited partner. The partners may be persons, corporations or partnerships and their business relationship is spelled out in the operating agreement. As your … [Read more...]

Changing a Divorce Decree in Texas

When a divorce is finalized the court will issue a final decree. However, it is very often the case that the divorce order will need to be modified at some point later, whether formally or informally. Should changing circumstances necessitate such a modification it is important that you hire a … [Read more...]

What Is a Warranty Deed on Property?

When ownership of real property is transferred a deed is signed, after which all rights and responsibilities to the property are handed over from the seller to the buyer. Few purchases are more expensive or important than that of real estate, and it behooves the buyer to make certain that any … [Read more...]

When to File for Bankruptcy

One of the more frequent questions clients have is when they should file for bankruptcy. It is not an easy matter to take that leap and file. You may feel that there is a stigma with filing. However, especially in today’s difficult economic climate, bankruptcy is really quite common. It is advisable … [Read more...]

Changing a Living Trust

Modification of a Living Trust When most people speak of a living trust, they are referring to a revocable living trust. In fact, however, a living trust can be either revocable or irrevocable. As your College Station living trust attorney will tell you, he term “living” simply means the trust was … [Read more...]

What Are the Costs of Dying Without a Will in Texas?

The two most common reasons people put off making a will are that they think they have plenty of time to worry about it later or they think hiring an attorney to draft a will is too expensive. We can’t know how many days we have left to live, but we can disprove the second excuse. In this article, … [Read more...]

How to Contest a Will in Texas

Contesting a will is very uncommon, and unless you have very good cause the challenge will not hold up in probate court. If you believe that it is necessary to contest a will, then, you need to work with a College Station probate attorney who will fight for your rights. Why Wills Are Difficult to … [Read more...]