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Tena G. Fox

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  • Guardianship for minor

    My parents have emergency guardian ship of my daughter I go to court next month how can I prepare my self for court my parents have kept every thing about my daughter from me like what school she goes to. Doctor appointments and they have taken My...

    Tena’s Answer

    This is not a Guardianship proceeding. You need to find a family law attorney who practices in the county in which your daughter resides.

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  • Petition for appointment of guardian for minor Jefferson county probate court

    Can some one explain what happens in a permanent hearing is it based on what is in the petition ? My parents have emergency guardianship because they lied. How does someone nominate a guardian for a minor? They want to be compensated They wont...

    Tena’s Answer

    It sounds like this is not a Guardianship issue. Guardianship issues occur when minor children inherit something when their parent passes away. You need to contact a family law attorney in your county to help you in a conservatorship issue with your daughter.

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  • Can a beneficiary in a will also be executor of that will inTexas?

    Would a will or trust be best to avoid estate going to probate court? What is the estate value allowed before probate?

    Tena’s Answer

    Probate is a process to transfer assets from the person who passed away to the proper person. It is more important to have a proper plan than to have a goal to avoid probate. Assets can pass through different avenues: 1. Beneficiary designation; 2. Joint tenancy with right of survivorship; 3. Trust; 4. Will.
    These are all tools that Estate Planners have in their toolbox to help make a plan proper for the client. There are family issues, tax issues and other things that we evaluate when choosing the right tool for each respective asset. I believe the best tool is based on the specific client's family and asset situation. There is no specific value for probate. However there are Estate values that come into play when there is no Will, or in relation to tax.

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  • Do i need a lawyer

    Gave my mpther gaurdianship outside the legal system. Wrote a letter stating i cant provide for her at the momment. Now she wont let me see her or get her back. So im taking her to court

    Tena’s Answer

    You were providing for your mother? Is she incapacitated? If she is, then it would take a formal Court process to have someone appointed as her legal Guardian. If she is not incapacitated, then she has the right to make her own decisions.

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  • My first wife died 1996 we had a will we had a will that had provisions for our chrildren ect.

    I remarried and we have a pre nup with my current wife, Is my intial will still leagal as my current wife and I have a pre-nup what was hers remains hers ect.

    Tena’s Answer

    When a family situation changes, it is very important to have an Estate Planning attorney review your Will to ensure that your wishes are still covered. Additionally, with the passing away of your first wife, it may be important to have a probate attorney review your situation to make sure everything has been transferred properly. Typically an attorney who specializes in Estate Planning, also specializes in probate.

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