George Jones sudden death should be a reminder to get a Last Will and Testament. If you already have a Will, you should take it out and review it. If changes need to be made to your Will, you should contact an attorney. Do not write on your type written Will as you could invalidate your entire Will.

If you need a Last Will and Testament or need to update your current Will, call me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-998-8880.

If you need a Last Will and Testament, you are looking for an estate planning attorney.

In Texas, parents are not required to leave their property to their children.  An individual may disinherit his or her children in a will.  However, without a will, the property passes according to Texas law under the intestate distribution statutes and property may pass to heirs you would not have chosen.

Following funeral arrangements, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  The probate attorney will guide you through the process of probating the will and notify you of all your duties and responsibilities as executor or executrix.

If you are in need of a probate attorney, call me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-998-8880.

There are numerous reasons why a person should have a Last Will and Testament.  First off, surely you have an idea as to who you would like your property to pass to after your death.  Dying without a will, you risk the possibility that those individuals you want your property to pass to might not inherit your property.  When a person dies without a will, that person’s property is distributed by law. The law does not play favorites.  Therefore, your devoted friend that cared for you for years will get nothing, unless you provided for your friend in your will.

“Executrix” is the term for a female executor.  An executor is a person appointed by a court to administer the estate of a person that has died leaving a will that nominates that person.  As an executor of an estate, you should secure the house as best as possible, collect all assets, claims, debts due, personal property and other items of the estate and hold them for delivery to the beneficiaries listed in the will until the estate is closed.  If you have been appointed as an executor in a will of a person that has recently died, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  A probate attorney will assist you through the process of probating the will.

An executor is a person appointed by a court to administer the estate of a person that has died leaving a will that nominates that person.  As an executor of an estate, you should secure the house as best as possible, collect all assets, claims, debts due, personal property and other items of the estate and hold them for delivery to the beneficiaries listed in the will until the estate is closed.  If you have been appointed as an executor in a will of a person that has recently died, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  A probate attorney will assist you through the process of probating the will.

I tell my clients to dress as if they were going to church.  You should dress and act in a professional manner. If you are going to court on an uncontested divorce, you do not have to wear a suit, but you should dress neatly. Slacks and a collar shirt are acceptable.  Shorts,tank tops, sleeveless shirts and flip-flops are not appropriate courtroom attire.

First, you will want to locate the original will as soon as possible.  If you are having trouble locating it, remember to look in safety deposit boxes.  Then, take the will to a probate attorney.  A probate  attorney can assist you in  probating the will.