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Letters Testamentary are letters issued by a probate court stating that a person has the ability to act on behalf of a deceased person’s estate. The letters are typically issued pursuant to the person’s last will.

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It's time to address one of the most commonly asked estate planning questions for Texas residents: Do wills have to be filed in order to be valid in Texas?

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A life estate is the right to occupy or use a specified parcel of land for the period of a person’s life. There are a number of ways to set up a life estate.

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A common law marriage in Texas, if proven, carries the same validity as a ceremonial marriage. Accordingly, if there is a proven common law marriage, then the Texas rules regarding life insurance beneficiaries would apply.

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