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.

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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.

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.

I am writing in an effort to provide cursory answers to common questions regarding Texas law. The law is complex and constantly changing.  In no way is the information contained in this blog to be used or interpreted as legal advice.  Every individual has a unique set of facts that must be considered.  I encourage anyone with legal questions to speak with an attorney.