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Surety Bonds 10.18.2020

Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families

Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families “You can’t take it with you”—is frequently cautioned among family and friends. Yet, many of us can’t seem to bring ourselves to plan ahead for our valuables….
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Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families
Court Bonds 10.08.2020

When There Is No Will, Probate Court Steps In

  The number of Americans who do not have wills (or similar documents) has increased. Generally, when a loved dies without a will, a probate court appoints an administrator and determines the heirs. Here’s what…
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When There Is No Will, Probate Court Steps In
Court Bonds 09.08.2020

What Happens When a Will Names No Beneficiaries?

Are there any consequences of initialing a will that does not include any beneficiaries? If your will does not encompass crystal clear instructions on who should keep your personal assets, under state law, your assets…
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What Happens When a Will Names No Beneficiaries?
Surety Bonds 12.05.2019

3 Reasons Why You Should Not Put off Estate Planning

When you think of “estate planning”, you may imagine yourself in advanced age, sitting with your attorney as you carefully divide up your assets for your loved ones. However, putting off estate planning until your…
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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Put off Estate Planning
Court Bonds 09.10.2019

Texas Probate Surety Bonds

County courts in Texas require probate surety bonds when the court appoints someone to handle a deceased person’s estate or often when a will names someone as an estate executor. These bonds are required to…
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Texas Probate Surety Bonds
Court Bonds 09.05.2019

A Property Title Can Impact Whether It Goes Through Probate

How your property is owned can have a very large impact on whether it has to pass through probate in order for it to be passed down to your estate beneficiaries. If a property is…
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A Property Title Can Impact Whether It Goes Through Probate
Court Bonds 08.27.2019

Naming Beneficiaries on Accounts Keeps Them out of Probate

Going through probate can be a long process. But it’s not always necessary if you properly plan ahead. For example, not all bank and retirement accounts have to go through probate. If you name a…
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Naming Beneficiaries on Accounts Keeps Them out of Probate
Court Bonds 08.27.2019

Joint Tenancy Can Keep Property Out of Probate

Passing estates through the probate process can cost you and your estate a large amount in fees while causing your loved ones to have to wait until the resolution of the process to receive the…
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Joint Tenancy Can Keep Property Out of Probate
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Guide to Probate in Texas

In Texas, when a person dies and leaves property that hasn’t been transferred to someone else through a trust, wasn’t owned via joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or isn’t subject to direct payments…
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Guide to Probate in Texas