Category: Probate Law

Eliminate the Need for Probate: Vehicles

Eliminate the Need for Probate We get calls every week from folks who want to eliminate the need for probate.  Probate refers specifically to the court process involving a Last Will and Testament.  For this article we will call all actions taken in the Probate Court “probate.” Following are some tips to handle things prior [..]

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Attorney Service Areas

  Attorney Bob Leonard Specializes in Family Law and practices Family Law in the Tarrant County Family Court and The Parker County Family Court. BLLG’s  Fort Worth Family Law practice includes adoption, divorce and child custody. Tarrant County Family Court Parker County Family Court 433rd District Court and 415th District Court 117 Fort Worth Highway Weatherford, TX 76086      [..]

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Should I Probate?

When to Probate We get several calls a week asking the question, “Should I probate?”  Probate is a term used by most people for anything that happens to settle an estate after a person dies.  Technically, “probate” applies only when there is a will and that will is presented to the court for probate.  However, [..]

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Family Law Litigation Information

Family Law Litigation: Good People Behaving Badly Your spouse files for divorce. The other parent files to change custody. You find out your spouse is hiding assets during the divorce. The other parent accuses you of abuse,neglect or parental alienation. The above circumstances above have two things in common:  They involve litigation.  They can bring out [..]

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Avoid Expensive Probate: No DIY Estate Planning

How to Avoid Expensive Probate,  by Kim Young Do you want to avoid expensive probate issues? In this “immediate gratification” world we now live in, it’s very easy to “do-it-yourself” Estate Planning. Unfortunately, most of the documents that one can find on the Internet are not sufficient to Texas Estates Code standards and lack the formality that [..]

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Estate Planning Truths

As an attorney who has prepared numerous estate plans, I would like to communicate “estate planning truths”. Estate Planning Truths: MISINFORMATION IS ABUNDANT.  I am often surprised by the misinformation circulating about estate planning. The misinformation takes away from the actual understanding why an estate plan is valuable. Misinformation keeps us from seeing why we [..]

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