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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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How Do You End a Life Estate?

A life estate is a type of real property interest that grants someone ownership rights for their lifetime or someone else’s lifetime, and grants a future interest in another person or persons, known as “remainderman” or “remaindermen.” The owner of the life estate, known as the “life tenant,” generally has the right to possess and …

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