Byron L. Woolley’s Answers

Byron L. Woolley

Dallas Probate Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. My sister misplaced her letter of testimentary. Can I go to the county courthouse and request extra copies for her?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Orsen E. Paxton III
    2. Byron L. Woolley
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    She can do so and probably you can do it for her. Call the probate clerk's office to make sure they do not have a requirment that only the executrix or her attorney obtain new copies of Letters Testamentary. You will probaly want a certified copy which will cost a few dollars extra so ask the clerk the cost also. Also, you can contact the attorney who handled the probate and see if he has a copy.

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  2. Do I need a Real Estate attorney?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Mark Alan Mackin
    3. Christopher Carl Esker
    3 lawyer answers

    Needless to say, this is not something that will be uncomplicated in the assessing of fault or liability. You not only have your and your neighbor's current damages to address, but potentially future damages to other areas of the property, as this may not be the only problem area with the construction. While the builder may take full responsibility for the mishap, in construction related litigation it is not unusual for the finger of blame to be pointed towards the builder, the...

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  3. Do I have the rights to my dead fathers jeep? How do I recover the vehicle?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Orsen E. Paxton III
    2 lawyer answers

    My condolences on the passing of your father. Since he had no will, the laws of intestate succession will control who receives his property which may be you if you are the only child he had and he did not remarry after the divorce you mention. Since the decree of divorce apparently provided for the Jeep title to be transferred to your father which did not occur, I recommend that you retain an attorney with experience in both divorce and probate to assist you as you will need both areas of law...

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  4. What do you do if your lawyer is MIA?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Samuel Cohen
    2 lawyer answers

    Your attorney seems to be a sole practitioner with no formal office and therefore presumably no office staff to mind his practice should he become ill or otherwise unable to handle his practice duties. I recommend that you retain another attorney who is experienced in handling medical malpractice lawsuits for the purpose of attempting to contact your attorney to investigate the matter for you. Although hiring a new counsel may be complicated if you have a contingency fee agreement with your...

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  5. Looking for a family law attorney in the Dallas, Texas area who provides free consultation. Thank You.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Charles Emmerich Hardy
    3. James Ryland Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    Many attorneys will provide you with a no charge phone consultation for up to 30 minutes as I will do. Feel free to contact me if you wish.

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  6. What portions of the clerk's record should I request for the appellate court?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Franklin L. Broyles
    3. James Nelson Markels
    3 lawyer answers

    You really need an attorney to help you on this endeavor as he will know what the appeal issues are and what portions of the record are needed to present those issues. Otherwise, to be on the safe side, you may want to request the entire record, costly though it may be. However, very soon you will be required to submit a brief and again, you really need to try to find some waty to retain an attorney, or if you cannot afford one, to see if you can qualify for legal aid to help you. Good...

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  7. I need guidance on my father in law's property and social security?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Brian Thomas Canupp
    2 lawyer answers

    If there has been no divorce, then they remain married and property accumulated during marriage is assumed to be community property unless it can be shown that it was obtained with separate property. California and Texas are both community property states, but whether they view the issue the same, requires a Calfornia attorney's input. Your father should retain an attorney to help him get a divorce and seek full title to the home as part of the divorce. Good luck. Note: This...

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  8. My apartment in Irving,TX had water damage while I was out of town.They are asking me to pay for it.I have no renter's insuranc

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Brian W. Erikson
    2 lawyer answers

    You should read your lease to determine who is responsible for repairing damage of the kind you experienced. If the lease does not speak to this issue then the question becomes whether you were negligent in creating a situation that was the proximate cause of the damage. For example, if the damage is weather related due to the recent winter weather we have had in the Dallas area, whether you left your heat on and whether you dripped your faucets could bear on liability for negligence. If...

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  9. Does an Estate Administrator (no will) have an obligation to (truthfully) communicate with other heirs settlement status/timing?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Abaza
    2. Byron L. Woolley
    3. Jonathan Craig Reed
    3 lawyer answers

    Although it is not unusual for a dependent administration to take over a year to administer to the point of being able to make distributions, and although the administrator is not required to keep heirs routinely updated on the administration, in consideration of the sums involved and the failure of the administrator to maintain current contact information or to respond to cell phone calls, you may wish to retain an attorney in conjuction with the other heirs to communicate with the court your...

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  10. Can a property owner company, use their leasing property as their office? ie. my apartments claim that the property owners

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Byron L. Woolley
    2. Thomas C Valkenet
    2 lawyer answers

    The Texas Property 92.201-2.05 requires the landlord to disclose the person who owns the property. You should send the person you are speaking to a copy of the statute in a letter requesting this information. Sec. 92.201. Disclosure of Ownership and Management. (a) A landlord shall disclose to a tenant, or to any government official or employee acting in an official capacity, according to this subchapter: (1) the name and either a street or post office box address of the holder of record...

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