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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 Happens When a Beneficiary Is Living In an Inherited House?

Inheriting real estate with other people can be challenging, particularly when one of the beneficiaries is living in the house. This scenario commonly occurs when siblings jointly inherit their parent’s home, which can lead to increased family tensions during an already emotional time. It is always preferable for siblings to work out an arrangement that …

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What Is Considered Property for Someone Who Died?

When someone dies, their property must be passed on to their heirs and beneficiaries. Everything that a person owns individually will be considered their property upon their death. This includes personal property such as cash, stocks, vehicles, clothes, furniture, and jewelry, as well as real property such as land and buildings.  Some assets will be …

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What To Do If an Executor Is Not Communicating With Beneficiaries?

If an executor is not communicating with beneficiaries, it can lead to trouble. An executor owes the beneficiaries of the estate they are administering a “fiduciary duty.” This means that the executor must exercise reasonable care and act in the best interests of those beneficiaries.  As part of that fiduciary duty, an executor has a …

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How Do I Get My Siblings Out of Our Deceased Parents’ House?

If your adult siblings refuse to leave your deceased parents’ house, there are legal actions you can take. The appropriate course of action for your situation will depend largely on who inherited the home. For instance, if the sibling did not inherit the home, whoever received ownership can pursue an eviction.  However, under Texas law, …

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