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Q: My mother is moving from Louisiana to Texas. She has a simple Louisiana will. Does she need a new will?

Mom will be living in her own trailer on my sister's property. I live in Michigan and am appointed Executrix in the will. Is an ou of state Executor acceptable in Texas?

Lorenza G. Cigarroa
Lorenza G. Cigarroa
answered on Oct 22, 2020

Great question! Technically yes, Texas courts are supposed to apply other states laws in this situation. In practice, this is very difficult because Louisiana has a different legal system than Texas, and wills unfortunately don't travel well across state lines.

For example, in...
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