My dad lives in Texas and has an additional piece of real property with a home on it in Texas that use to belong to his parents (my grandparents, both now deceased). He has agreed to give me this property for free. It is not encumbered financial...
The "best quality title" comes with a general warranty deed. From your dad's perspective, a quitclaim deed might be preferable, but that is the "wort quality title" for you. A TODD deed can be revoked, and it can be reached by his creditors in some situations. Both of you should also consider potential tax consequences (gift tax, estate tax, and property tax).
You would each be wise to seek the advice and assistance of counsel.See question
Father who lived in Maine died in Texas on visit. Sister filed a will in Texas since that is where the sister resides. There are doubts as to the validity of the will, but my question is whether or not the state of Texas has jurisdiction over th...
Probate might be more appropriately instituted in Maine, but more facts are needed. Generally, Texas venue for a probate proceeding to admit a will to probate is in the county in which the decedent resided, if the decedent had a domicile or fixed place of residence in this state. If he did not have a domicile or fixed place of residence in this state, but he died in Texas, venue is proper in the county in which his principal estate was located at the time of the death or the county in which he died. If he had property in Maine, ancillary probate will be needed there also.
It sounds lie your sister has hired a lawyer to file an application to probate ,the will. If an interested person intends to contest the will, it is significantly easier to do before the will is admitted to probate. The potential will contestant needs to see a lawyer ASAP - before that will is admitted to probate. The potential will contestant should seek an experienced probate trial lawyer. Avvo rates lawyers and has a search function. Also look at the lawyer's Peer Review Rating™ in the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory.See question
I have a very simple Accident Injury case where the police report and witnesses are on my side and have completed both Emergency room and Physical Therapy sessions.My vehicle was struck from behind and Totalled.Clearly.I seem to find Attorneys fro...
A discounted fee might not mean more money in your pocket. The insurers know which lawyers to pay at a premium, and they also know who they can lowball.See question
I had gotten into an accident in my friends car that had no insurance and had gotten ticketed for not having a licence and insurance.
If a driver has an at-fault car crash in Texas and lacks liability insurance, the driver's TDL can be suspended, even before a judgment. You have bigger problems than not getting your license - you may be sued in civil court. You need a lawyer to more closely evaluate your case.See question
My next door neighbor's two dogs broke through the fence and killed my little dog. I watched it and couldn't stop it. I don't have family here and have struggled with depression and my dog was my family and support.
What a horrible experience. I regret to inform you that Texas law will allow you to recover for the value of the dog, and any vet bills, but not for emotional distress damages. In a 2013 case, a dog was picked up and killed by animal control. Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court wrote:
“Pets are property in the eyes of the law, and we decline to permit non-economic damages rooted solely in an owner’s subjective feelings.... Nevertheless, under established legal doctrine, recovery in pet-death cases is, barring legislative reclassification, limited to loss of value, not loss of relationship... Losing one’s pet, even one considered family, should not invite damages unavailable if an actual human family member were lost. Put differently, the (plaintiffs) seek emotion-based damages for the death of ‘man’s best friend’ when the law denies such damages for the death of a human best friend. For all their noble and praiseworthy qualities, dogs are not human beings, and the Texas common-law tort system should not prioritize human-animal relationships over intimate human-human relationships, particularly familial ones.”
Notably, at least two veterinary medicine lobbies submitted briefs to the Texas Supreme Court.See question
Looking for a probate litigation defense lawyer in Houston or surrounding suburbs. I've called multiple litigation defense, but they all recommended a probate lawyer. Most I've found seem not to represent on the defense side of things.
Some probate lawyers are conflict-avoidant. Some civil litigators are probate-avoidant. Some trial lawyers, like me, handle contested probate matters.
Seek an experienced probate trial lawyer. Avvo rates lawyers and has a search function. Also look at the lawyer's Peer Review Rating™ in the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory. You can also look for board certified trial lawyers at http://tbls.org.See question
She will draw up the quitclaim deed and email a copy. She then asked that I send the money and she will send the quitclaim deed. Should I do it this way or not.
Whose idea was he quitclaim deed? The seller's, I bet. Good for the seller, bad for the buyer. The buyer wants a warranty deed. When a seller wants to avoid making promises that they actually own the land free and clear, without liens or encumbrances, they use quitclaim deeds.
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My father co-signed for my car two years ago and he passed away in June of this year. I have been trying to get his name taken off the papers and put in my name. His wife at the time of his passing is trying to take my car. Can she take the car? ...
Is your dad's name on the title, or just on the loan? Did he leave a will? If so, what did it say about the car? These and more questions should be discussed with a probate lawyer (your lawyer, not stepmother's lawyer).
Had an accident earlier in the year. It was side on collision and airbags were deployed. Insurance paid to get the vehicle repaired at a certified repair shop. The repair shop fixed the car. Second accident this past week and airbags didn't deploy...
I agree wth Mr. Carter - it's a tough case. The economics of proving causation on the airbag failure makes more sense with larger potential damages. You may have trouble finding a lawyer willing to help on a contingent fee basis. Consider filing a small claims lawsuit in justice court.See question
Texas is state I live in and all property was held jointly. Husband died in Apr 2016. Want to have a rent house (value about $55,000) and 21 ac of land valued about $1500 per acre, put in my name as well as all assets held jointly. There are no...
Do it right - you need a probate lawyer to help evaluate your options and show you the way. Seek an experienced probate lawyer. Avvo rates lawyers and has a search function. Also look at the lawyer's Peer Review Rating™ in the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory.See question