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What Does an Inheritance Lawyer Do?

An inheritance lawyer, also known as a probate or estate lawyer, is a state-licensed attorney who helps personal representatives and heirs of estates handle the estate of a deceased person. An inheritance lawyer can be involved in various capacities based on the specific details of an estate.  A probate lawyer’s role in settling an estate …

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What Is Texas Estates Code Chapter 308?

Texas Estates Code Chapter 308 is the portion of Texas law that discusses the notice that the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate must provide to beneficiaries and creditors of the estate.  Section 308.002 requires personal representatives to provide notice to every beneficiary that is named in the will 60 days after the date …

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Does an Executor Have to Show Accountings to Beneficiaries?

In Texas, while an executor of an estate does have to file an inventory, appraisement, and list of claims with the probate court, they are not necessarily required to show accountings to beneficiaries. A personal representative must file an inventory of the estate assets within 90 days of qualification. After that, in a dependent administration, …

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Is Texas a Uniform Electronic Transactions State?

The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) is a “model” legal code, which means that states must pass their own legislation for it to become law. The UETA gives electronic signatures the same legal validity as a handwritten “wet” signature for certain transactions that the parties have agreed to conduct electronically. Every state except New York …

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