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Laws In Texas On Probate Hearing Of Will?
As An Heir Does The Executor Of A Will Have To Contact Me Of The Probate Hearing?
My Brother Says He Does Not Its Just A Courtsey. I Dont Agree. They Did The Same Thing To Me When My Dad Passed. When My Dad Died He Left Me Co Executor After My Mom, My Sibling Did Not Tell Me Till I Found Out My Self 2 Years Later I Was Not Advised Even Of Probate Hearing.
Probate Procedure and Probate Process:
Typically, the executor or administrator files the probate application with the help of their probate attorney and Will if applicable. Then there is a posting period for a Will or administration for at least ten days before executor or administrator can probate the Will and/or have an estate administration if an intestate heirship (an estate administration without a will).
At the probate hearing, the executor or administrator proves the validity of the Will and seeks to be appointed executor or administrator with aid of their attorney. After the probate hearing, the executor or administrator will receive “letters of testamentary” or “letters of administration” from the probate court. Thereafter, if there is an independent administration granted by probate court the executor or administrator collects estate assets. The probate court will expect the administrator or executor to do an estate inventory and file a notice to creditors for the estate with aid of their attorney.
There is also a requirement of notice to heirs from the executor or administrator. For independent administrations this completes most of functions of administrator or executor. As your attorney, I will be involved in each step of the probate process. Will probates can be completed within several weeks. Estate administrations that are intestate (no Will) can take a month or more depending on the probate court.
SOME STEPS IN PROBATE IN TEXAS
1) Find the original will. The executor named in the will (or other interested party) contacts a lawyer and a contract of employment is signed.
2) The lawyer files the original will with an Application for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary.
3) The County Clerk issues citation and they post notice at the courthouse that an Application for Probate of Will has been filed (SeeProbate Code Section 33(f)(2)).
4) After notice has been posted for the requisite time (click here for details), the lawyer calls the court to which the case has been assigned and gets a hearing date.
5) The lawyer and the named executor attend the court hearing where the facts of death are proved up. If the will was self-proven, only the executor needs to give testimony. If the will was not self-proven, a witness to the will must also testify at the hearing that the will was executed as required by law. A written version of the oral testimony is prepared before the hearing, and that written version is signed by the witness(es) in the presence of court personnel immediately after the oral testimony.
6) When the judge approves the Application for Probate of Will, the executor and the lawyer go to the County Clerk's office where the executor takes the Oath of Executor.
7) While at the County Clerk's office, Letters Testamentary are then ordered from the County Clerk's office. They usually mail them to the lawyer's office within the week. Letters Testamentary are official documents issued by the court authorizing the executor to act for the estate. They are the proof to others that the executor has been qualified by the court.
8) A Notice to Creditors is prepared by the lawyer and sent to a newspaper for publication within one month after receiving Letters Testamentary (Probate Code Section 294).
9) Within two months after receiving Letters Testamentary, the executor shall give notice of issuance of such Letters to those having claims against the estate that are secured by real or personal property of the estate (See Section 295).
10) The newspaper prints the notice and sends a copy of the notice, along with a Publisher's Affidavit about when the notice ran, to the lawyer. The lawyer then files the Affidavit and notice with the court.
11) The lawyer gets a copy of the signed court order admitting the will to probate and, not later than sixty days after the will is admitted to probate, the personl representative sends a certified letter out to each beneficiary named in the will with a copy of the court order and a copy of the will admitted to probate (See Section 128A).
12) Not later than the 90th day after the date of the order admitting will to probate, the personal representative must file with the court a sworn affidavit stating that the notice to beneficiaries has been notified.
13) The executor, with assistance from the lawyer, prepares an Inventory, Appraisement and List of Claims that shows the assets of and claims against the estate as of the date of death. The inventory is filed with the court within 90 days after the executor is qualified by the court (See Section 250).
12) A final federal income tax return for the year the deceased died is due by April 15 of the following year.
13) Federal estate taxes may be due for larger estates.
14) If any creditors make a claim on the estate, the executor must, within 30 days, either accept or reject the claim or any part of it (See Section 309).
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I Am Fighting For Custody Of My Three Children. I Am Having To Work In Two Different Courts Because There Are Two Fathers Involved. I Am Currently Getting Screwed By The System. I Need A Lawyer Bad!! Legal Aid Here Is Not Taking Any New Cases. The Lawyers Here Aren'T Taking Pro Bono Cases Unless Legal Aid Assigns Them.
I Am Now Having To Fight Just To See My Kids And No One Will Tell Me Why!
Does Anyone Know Where I Can Find A Lawyer Who Will Represent Me For Free And Can Help Me Get My Kids Back?
You don't know why you don't have custody or visitation rights with your children? OK, well, all you can do is get out the phone book and call every lawyer in it. Tell them your story and be honest, tell them what you income is, and ask them if they will help you. You can contact your state's bar associations they may be able to better help you.
If you don't have a job, get one, maybe even get two. You get what you pay for and that stands for attorneys too. What ever do, DO NOT RELY ON OTHERS TO GET YOU WHAT YOU NEED. You will have to do the work yourself.
I don't know your situation and I don't mean to offend but, if you can't see your kids, there is a reason. If you don't know what that reason is, look at yourself and your life. It is kind of difficult for a mother to lose custody of her children unless she's a real **** up. Maybe a lifestyle change is what you need. Good luck to you.
I'M Looking For An Online Database Regarding Lawyers?
Is There A Website Where I Can Look Up Lawyers That Will Tell Me Whether Or Not They Are Good? Like Maybe A Public Records Search Of Their Cases, So I Can Review Their Performance And Determine Whether Or Not I Should Retain Their Services?
Yeah, Martindale has a AV rating for lawyers. Probably the best site if you are looking for ratings. Link below..
Where Can I Find Free Legal Help???
My Ex Husband Was Awarded Custody Of My 4 Children Back In 2003 And Since Then 2 Of My Children Have Passed Away Due To His Irresponsibility And Neglegence..I Since Then Have Had 3 More Kids And Filed For Custody Of The 2 He Has, I Dont Know Where To Find Help. I Have Low Income And Have Called Everywhere Around Here. Seems His Parents Money Is Doing A Job On The County.. Where Can I Find Someone To Listen To Me? I Live In The State Of West Virginia --Nicholas County! Legal Assistance Would Be Helpful Or Anywhere To Get Heard. Ive Called Children Protective Services And Nothing, Even After My 9 Year Old Has Told Them Things. Please Help...Feel Free To Email Me..Thank You
You need to consult an attorney licensed to practice in West Virginia. As was suggested earlier, try the Legal Aid office, and also consider contacting the law school there in West Virginia. Many law schools offer free legal clinics where 3rd year law students, under the supervision of licensed attorneys, provide legal advice and assistance to those unable to pay.
If that doesn't work, you will have to retain the services of a private attorney. It will be expensive, but the price is worth it.. after all, your children are worth it aren't they?
For a referral, contact your local or state bar association.
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How Come People Always Ask Lawyers Questions That Only Cops Can Answer ?
BUT police officers are NOT attorneys nor lawyers; most often they memorize a list of laws and make up the rest as they go along, or repeat whatever they hear others say without even finding out if it's true or not. That's why they are so respectful of attorneys and lawyers and oftentimes of paralegals, too.
Cops cannot answer legal questions; they are not attorneys nor lawyers and their jobs are to enforce, not to explain legalities... nor can Notary Public personnel answer legal questions or give opinions on law matters to any would-be client or person UNLESS they ARE paralegals or attorneys or lawyers (or judges, for that matter).
Police that specialize in certain crimes are somewhat familiar (or have a working familiarity with) certain aspects of laws governing that area of the crime they specialize in. For example, police that specialize in robbery as opposed to those in homicide or narcotics... just as doctors and even attorneys are now specializing in their particular field of expertise. I work with an attorney specializes in Bankruptcy and Real Estate yet he doesn't know much about Divorce or Family Law; another attorney I often work with specializes in Bankruptcy and Divorce but doesn't know much about Real Estate. I know another attorney who sounds like a medical doctor because of his understanding of anatomy, physiology and medical terms because he specializes in Personal Injury cases; he has somehow managed to attend a few autopsies, too. But, these attorneys do NOT know much about traffic tickets or traffic court and what they know about Landlord/Tenant Court procedures is less than what I know (I used to work with the Legal Aid in organizing LEGAL rent strikes back in the 70s, and I often appeared in court with tenants and affidavits and photos I had taken).
Police REALLY do not make the decision to arrest people unless they KNOW something beforehand or they've consulted with an Assistant District Attorney to explain aspects of the law they suspect are being broken.
Do not rely on television police personnel... it's all a nice fantasy... nice make-believe that REALLY deviates from the truth and reality.
WHO do you think trains police trainees in legal matters? And WHO do you think writes those legal books they read and study from? ATTORNEYS and LAWYERS.
I had one police officer tell me that I couldn't park before 12pm and I politely told him that there was NO such thing as 12am or 12pm... and he actually had the nerve to tell me that I didn't know what I was talking about, and he suggested that I was stupid... he obviously judged me by my long hair (worn in a ponytail, now graying) and I asked him if 12am was during the daylight or night... and he first said, it was during the day and I asked, "REALLY?" and he said, "No, I mean, night..." and I explained that the whole scenario of time not standing still... and suggested that he take the time to call up the Maritime Department and ask. So he asked me, "OK, wise-a.ss, what do you call 12 o'clock at night?" and I said, "I call that 12 midnight and during the day, I call it 12 'noon." The sign was taken away for a couple of days and a new one put up which indicates that there is no parking allowed before 12 'noon! (The neighbors started calling the sign Calico's Sign)
A few days later, he saw me and came over and said he and his friends got into a debate and he actually won a bet at the precinct since he discovered that there is no such thing as 12am or 12pm but there IS a 12 midnight and 12 'noon, as I had told him. (He later discovered that I was his daughter's teacher at the local college and he really felt bad... and even worse when I did his daughter's wedding photos; we've been good friends now for over 18 years).