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Estate Planning for Business Owners in Texas at a Glance

When people think of estate planning, they often think of things like homes, cars, and bank accounts. In reality, estate planning goes beyond just personal assets. At the Law Offices of Kyle Robbins, we understand that there are many important estate planning considerations for business owners. In this article, we will go over some of the key steps in...

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How to Probate a Will in Texas Without a Lawyer

Losing a loved one is never easy. On top of the sadness and grief, families also need to finalize their loved one’s affairs. The process of transferring the assets of a person’s estate after they pass away is called probate or estate administration. For some, the idea of having to pay an attorney to handle this process is daunting....

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How Much Does a Will Cost in Texas?

It’s difficult to give an average cost of a will in Texas. Each law firm structures their fees differently and changes the amounts from time to time. Some attorneys offer a flat fee rate for a will, while others bill by the hour. How much a will costs in Texas depends on a variety of factors, such as: The...

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Joint Wills in Texas: Pros & Cons for Married Couples

For married couples who want to leave everything to each other, a joint will might sound like a good idea. There’s an assumption that creating a joint will for both spouses is less expensive and more efficient, since they typically want the same thing. Unfortunately, there are significant drawbacks to joint wills in Texas, and they often create problems...

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How to Contest a Will in Texas

Contesting a will in Texas means you’re objecting to and challenging the validity of the will. This is a multi-step process that requires extensive legal knowledge. Working with an experienced probate and estate administration lawyer in Texas is important to the success of your case.  How to Contest a Will in Texas There are several qualifications to contest a...

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How and Where to File Probate in Travis County

The process of filing probate may be confusing and overwhelming at first. Below, we answer your questions and provide a guide to filing probate in Travis County. Our probate attorneys at The Law Offices of Kyle Robbins, PLLC are available to help you through the legal hurdles of probating an estate. How Do I File Probate in Travis County?...

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How Do You Settle an Estate Without a Will in Texas?

When a loved one dies without a will, you may be unsure of what to do and have lots of questions. Where do you even start? Who gets the assets in the estate? Who is the executor of an estate in Texas with no will? How do you settle an estate without a will in Texas? Today, we will...

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Do All Wills Have to Go Through Probate in Texas?

When a loved one dies, you may assume the long, arduous, and expensive probate process lies ahead. But that may not be the case, even if your loved one has a will.  In general, probate is the legal process of gathering a deceased person’s assets and distributing them. A person’s will provides instructions on how to divvy up his...

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How Much Does Estate Planning Cost in Texas?

If you’re wondering how much estate planning costs, you are not alone. In fact, it is quite common for people to ask, How much does estate planning cost?  While there’s no simple answer to this question, there are certain things you can take into consideration to better determine what your estate plan might cost.  When you have questions about...

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What Is Probate, And Should You Avoid It?

Surely you’ve heard the term “probate”– but for most people it may sound like an alien term. What is it? And why does it seem like people want to avoid it? PROBATE is, according to Merriam-Webster, the action or process of proving before a competent judicial authority that a document offered for official recognition and registration as the last will...

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