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.
Absent extenuating circumstances, the “ordinary” felony punishments are listed below, as set forth in the Texas Penal Code. Felonies are broken down from capital felonies (most severe, to degrees (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and then state jail felonies (least severe).
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.