Assigning a power of attorney (POA) is an important aspect of estate planning. If you are helping a loved one or making arrangements for yourself, you should know that there are many types of power of attorney, and each has its own rules. Today, Davidson Law Group discusses common powers and the difference between a […]

You’ve heard that probate is an expensive and time-consuming process, but how long does it take, exactly? Each state has its own laws on probate methods, and the time to probate an estate may vary on an individual basis. Today, our probate attorneys explain how long the probate process generally takes in Texas.  Related Post: […]

An executor, sometimes referred to as a personal representative, is responsible for implementing the terms of a deceased person’s will. But solely naming an executor doesn’t mean that they have any duty or responsibility. Executors have no legal duty to act until a judge appoints them in a probate proceeding. Once they’re appointed, the executor […]

Estate Planning: What to Include in a Letter of Instruction While the Last Will and Testament is the most widely known document in estate planning, there are other important elements as well. Another important aspect of estate planning is a document called a Letter of Instruction. This document will tell your loved ones important personal […]

What You Should Know About Donating Real Estate to Charity Generosity and charitable giving can include monetary donations to friends, family, strangers, or even non-profit organizations. It can also include donating land or real estate. Charitable giving has benefits like the gratification of helping your community, but it’s also important to understand that it has […]

It is a hassle to deal with the probate court, but you can avoid it with the right guidance. At the Davidson Law Group, we want to help all of our clients avoid the expense of probate. There are some key terms you should understand before our probate attorneys work with you.   In each […]

An estate plan helps protect your assets and your loved ones, even after you have passed away. While you may understand the importance of estate planning, there are many additional terms and jargon that can get confusing. In each Davidson Law Glossary article, we explain the details and address common questions, so you can have […]

Intestacy in Texas – What You Need to Know Intestacy refers to the status of someone’s estate who dies without a will. When a person has died intestate in Texas, his/her estate goes through probate court and the state laws will control how to distribute the assets. In a previous blog post, we addressed the […]

Common Misconceptions About Powers of Attorney Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that enables someone to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf. This person, called your agent, is allowed to make decisions if you are unable to because you become ill or incapacitated. Granting power of attorney is a serious decision, […]