Category Archives: Probate

The Wills and Trusts Attorneys Explain Who Can Serve as Executor If you have been named in a will as the executor of an estate in Texas, the county probate judge must decide if you are qualified to serve. Because the executor is responsible for protecting the assets, filing tax returns, paying bills, and distributing […]

Probate Lawyer Advice: Notifying Family Nobody wants to go through the process of probate, but it’s an unfortunate reality of dealing with an estate. One of the more emotionally exhausting parts of the probate process is informing the family. When notifying family, it’s important to do it with a careful and cautious approach. Today in […]

A Probate Attorney Breaks Down Common Probate Terms If you’re not familiar with probate, and not too many people are, then you may be overwhelmed with all the terms and phrases being thrown at you. Of course, you didn’t go to law school to learn all of this stuff, so why would you know them? […]

Estate Attorney Advice: What to Do if Your Executor Dies One of the most important parts of planning the future of your estate is choosing your executor, the person who will be in charge of managing your assets after you’re gone. You may choose one person to be your executor, several people, or an institution. […]

A Probate Lawyer Explains What to Expect in Probate Court The probate court, also known as chancery or surrogate’s court, is a unique court which handles cases specific to the management of an estate following the death of an individual. This includes the distribution of property, finances, and debts to beneficiaries. While the court ensures […]

Five Benefits of Avoiding Probate Court, According to our Probate Lawyer Probate is a very important legal procedure when it comes to transferring your assets to who you want, but any probate lawyer will advise you to opt-out of probate court if at all possible. At Davidson Law Group, we tell our clients to avoid […]

What are the Best Ways to Avoid Probate Court? Our Probate Lawyer Explains Davidson Law Group represents clients who are walking through the probate process, but we want to help you avoid probate court at all costs. Probate court is expensive, slow-moving, and it can cause your assets to be stuck in legal proceedings for […]

Probate Attorney Discusses Why a Person May Contest a Will Once the testator of a will passes away, their will moves to probate. Probate is the standard judiciary process of validating a will and seeing that the testator’s affairs, such as debts and outstanding expenses, are accounted for. A common complication during probate is that […]

The Executor Process: A Step-by-Step Guide from Davidson Law Group The executor process can be extremely complex and frustrates many people. A lot happens all at once. A personal connection has died, and now you are in charge of their entire estate. Everything they have ever accumulated, from unused printer paper to credit card debt, […]

Wills and Trusts Attorney Explains Living Trust Benefits Very few Americans actually have a living trust, but they are missing out on several intriguing benefits that come with having one. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a living trust and a will as well as the benefits of either, Davidson Law Group has […]