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Conflicting estate planning tools may cause probate issues

When individuals create their estate plans, they often take advantage of multiple planning tools. While this action can be useful in order to create a comprehensive plan, it can cause problems for executors during probate if different tools have conflicting information. When this happens, the process can become more difficult or even lead to disputes.

Receiving a copy of the will before probate

After a Texas loved one's death, the information he or she left behind in an estate plan can be immensely important. His or her will can indicate who should receive certain assets and who should handle the probate process. Of course, surviving loved ones may be interested in who can see the contents of the will.

Settling an estate through probate can be complicated

Settling a Texas loved one's final affairs can be a complicated and emotional process. Hopefully, the decedent will have left a will behind that can provide useful instructions on how to carry out certain tasks. However, probate will still be necessary in order to close the estate.

Addressing a home with a remaining mortgage during probate

After one's death, surviving family members or other appointed parties have the obligation of settling final affairs. Most Texas residents want to ensure that they leave instructions behind that will help throughout the probate process, but certain details may be difficult to understand. For instance, some parties may have concerns about what will happen to the house if a balance still exists on the mortgage loan.

Chris Cornell's daughter makes estate administration claim

Even years after a person's death, surviving loved ones could face conflicts over the estate. Some issues could revolve around estate administration and whether the actions taken by representatives suit the estate and final wishes of a loved one. Whatever the case, estate issues could cause considerable complications.

Executors have duty of addressing final taxes during probate

Settling the final affairs of a loved one's Texas estate goes far beyond simply distributing remaining assets to heirs and beneficiaries. The executor of the estate will need to address numerous tasks during probate that he or she may have little experience handling. For instance, it is up to the executor to ensure that tax-related issues for the estate are addressed properly.

Even temperament important when acting as executor during probate

Many Texas residents may feel that they are well-suited for positions of authority. Still, it is important to understand what tasks and duties are associated with a particular position before agreeing to take on its responsibilities. This is especially important for individuals considering taking on the role of executor in order to complete the probate process for a loved one.

Recently found wills may affect Franklin estate administration

After the death of music legend Aretha Franklin in 2018, many people in Texas and across the country were shocked to learn that she did not have a will in place to distribute her remaining assets. As a result, difficulties regarding the estate administration arose. However, recent developments may only have more issues regarding her estate coming to the forefront.

Probate sometimes requires selling real estate

Handling any type of real estate issues can be a struggle. When the property does not even directly belong to a person, that individual can have even more difficulties. Some Texas residents may wonder why a person who does not own the property would have to handle its problems, but executors could find themselves in this position during probate.

Details of estate plans important to executors during probate

Though many Texas residents understand that settling a loved one's final affairs after death is necessary, just as many may not fully know what that entails. Commonly, estates go through the probate process, which gives the executor the opportunity to handle all necessary remaining affairs. However, the process can be complicated.

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