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The claim must be supported by proper papers which include the account number, amount owed, and type of debt. A statement regarding the validity of the debt is needed as well. A copy of the bill will usually suffice. ... Read entire entry »


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If a person or business believes he/she or it is owed money by the decedent, then he/she may file a claim with the administrator of the estate requesting payment from the estate. The administrator may either approve or deny the claim. If denied, then the claimant can demand a hearing to have his/her rights heard by the Court. ... Read entire entry »


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Common law marriages may end through death, divorce, or annulment, the same as a formal marriage. In Texas there is no such thing as a common law divorce. Any divorce or dissolution of marriage must be done formally through the court system and all of the requirements of a normal divorce.... Read entire entry »


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Common law spouses are considered by the state to be legally married, therefore, they enjoy all of the rights and benefits bestowed upon any other married couple. For legal purposes a common law marriage is no different than a formal marriage.... Read entire entry »


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A common law spouse is one of the parties in a common law marriage. Such a marriage is proved by evidence that a declaration of their marriage has been signed OR that they agreed to be married, lived together in Texas after the agreement, and represented to others that they were married. Both parties must be over 18 and have the capacity to contract at the time the agreement is made.... Read entire entry »


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Texas is a community property state and as such a surviving spouse will have rights to both the separate property and the community share of the deceased spouse. The surviving spouse is entitled to the decedent's entire share of the community estate so long as any surviving children are also the children of the surviving spouse, if they are not then the surviving spouse would receive 1/2 of the community property and the other children would receive the other 1/2 of the community property. The distribution of separate property also depends on the children of the estate. If there are children, ... Read entire entry »


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An heirship contest is usually brought by a person who believes that they are an heir to the decedent and have been wrongfull denied their rightful portion of the estate property. In order to have a chance to show they are an heir they must file a suit in the probate court to declare heirship in which the court will determine who the proper heirs are and the respective shares of each of them. Proof of relation may be offered through testimony in open court, written testimony of the decedent, or through genetic testing done in compliance with the law and presented to the court. Once all evidenc... Read entire entry »


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In order to avoid the statutory heirship procedure, one may either prepare a will or trust, or both, which will ensure that their wishes for how their property should pass are fulfilled. Wills may either be done wholly by the hand of the person wishing to create the will (the testator) or it may be drafted by an attorney, signed by the testator, and attested to by 2 disinterested witnesses over the age of 14. A trust should also be drafted by an attorney, then signed by the grantor. Additionally, both of these documents must be done while the testator or grantor has the capacity to create such... Read entire entry »


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The property will pass to the decedent's heirs, which are determined at the time of decedent's death. Heirs are those persons related to the decedent through blood or marriage. The law looks to the spouse first, if there is one, then to any children of the decedent, then to any other relatives of decedent such as parents or siblings. Once the number of heirs is ascertained the property, both real and personal, will be split between those surviving heirs. This process has been implemented in order for the state to attempt to make a fair distribution of the decedent's property when there is... Read entire entry »

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