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Ocasek estate may see probate litigation due to pending divorce

Divorce can cause a number of complications to arise in a person's life. However, when a person dies while his or her divorce case is still underway, it is possible for those complications to spill over to the individual's remaining estate. In some cases, probate litigation may result if those complications cause conflict.

Who is responsible for paying a mortgage during probate?

Surviving loved ones have a lot to handle after the death of a family member. The executor of the estate, in particular, has a lot of responsibility when it comes to ensuring that necessary final affairs are handled. It is common for many questions to come with this role, and one of those questions may be what to do with a remaining mortgage during probate.

Is choosing a professional executor better for probate?

Many Texas residents have concerns about who will handle their final affairs when the time comes. Though it may seem best to choose a family member to act as the executor, that is not always the case. Most people have little knowledge and experience seeing an estate through probate, so it may make more sense to some to opt for a professional.

Do you want to act as the personal representative for an estate?

One of the biggest estate planning mistakes that any Texas resident could make is to not create a plan at all. Unfortunately, far too many people choose not to create an estate plan or do not start the process soon enough. As a result, surviving loved ones often have to try to figure out how to work through probate without instructions from the decedent.

Probate litigation could result from a dishonest trustee

When individuals do not fully understand how certain matters work, it can be easy for others to take advantage of them. For example, many Texas residents do not fully understand the ins and outs of the probate process or what power executors and trustees have. In some cases, people in these positions may try to act unscrupulously, and beneficiaries may find that they need to move forward with probate litigation to address issues.

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