Estate, Trust, & Probate Articles

Estate, Trust, & Probate Articles

January 9th, 2023

How to Set Up Legacy Contacts

When creating estate plans digital assets- such as Gmail accounts and Facebook- are often overlooked. For many, however, controlling what…

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December 19th, 2022

6 Incredibly Famous People Who Died Without a Will

We all know we need to get a will, but for many of us it feels like we will have…

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December 10th, 2022

Top 10 Worries for Clients

Sitting on my side of the conference table (or zoom camera, as it is more often than not), I hear…

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November 11th, 2022

Muniments of Title in Texas

Texas. That word alone evokes varying images and emotions in everyone’s hearts and minds. Perhaps that word makes you envision…

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November 8th, 2022

Estate Planning for Blended Families

According to the Pew Research Center, two-parent married households are declining while rates for divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are growing.…

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October 21st, 2022

Planning for Your Digital Legacy

An estate plan often focuses on tangible property such as jewelry, artwork, money, and vehicles. However, in this age of…

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October 19th, 2022

Lady Bird Deeds vs Transfer on Death Deed

In Texas, the default for real property – i.e. land and everything attached to that land—is to wind up in…

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September 19th, 2022

How to Legally Transfer a Motor Vehicle After Death

Houston is a city of drivers. Most of us have cars, and naturally we would prefer to leave our car…

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August 29th, 2022

What Needs To Be Done Once Someone Dies

When someone you love dies there is a lot that must happen both on personal and legal levels. A funeral…

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July 22nd, 2022

Types of Trusts for Your Pets

As you are making your Will or Living Trusts you think of all your loved ones that should be included…

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June 19th, 2022

What is the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

A key concept to understand when planning your estate is the difference between probate and non-probate assets. Probate assets include…

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May 25th, 2022

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer to Contest a Will?

After someone passes, the heirs or beneficiaries generally begin the search for a will.  Sometimes we get asked the question…

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April 28th, 2022

What is the Difference Between a Will and Revocable Living Trust?

The single greatest point of confusion for our clients is whether they should transfer their assets into a revocable living…

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April 21st, 2022

Who can be an Independent Executor or Administrator in Texas?

In Texas, the Court may appoint an independent executor or an independent administrator only to “qualified” representatives.  Wait, that's pretty…

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April 6th, 2022

Certificate of Trust: What is it, and Do I need it?

A Trust created during your lifetime (a revocable living trust) is an important part of any Estate Plan. Trusts can…

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February 17th, 2022

What if someone dies without a will in Texas?

What If Someone Dies without a Will? When an individual dies without a will, intestate succession law will govern. Under…

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January 19th, 2022

Probate & Estate Administration

PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION We help clients during particularly difficult times after losing a loved one. Having to deal with…

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January 19th, 2022

What is Trust & Estate Litigation?

Trust & Estate Litigation Trust and estate litigation is an area of the law involving disputes arising from questionable wills,…

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January 19th, 2022

What documents are part of an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is important because it can (1) protects your family from overpaying taxes, (2) protect your heirs from…

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January 19th, 2022

Wills vs Trusts: Which Is Right for You?

Do you have questions about whether to use a will or at trust?  Contact the Heights Law Group  to get…

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January 19th, 2022

Surviving Spouse Rights in Texas

What Are Surviving Spouse Rights Under Texas Law? In order to preserve surviving spouse rights in Texas, a surviving spouse…

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