One of the more difficult decisions that must be made after the death of a loved one is whether or not to probate the will.
For our purposes, assume the will was properly drawn under the Texas law. The person who made the will is known as a testator (male) or testatrix (female). The person named as the administrator in the will is an independent executor (male) or independent...
Please excuse the bluntness, but when your spouse dies you will need to address some legal and financial issues.
You need to be prepared.
Make this your starting point
Unless you have a written marital agreement that states otherwise, at the time of death your spouse will own 100 percent of his or her separate property, and an undivided one-half of the community estate. Ownership of that property has to...
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