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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Texas on

Q: My mom is remarried for 30 years. Lives in Texas and bought a home in her name only its her house. Should I be on it?

He has kids that I don't trust. She does have a will

Can she add me without him knowing?

James Norman Willi answered on Oct 3, 2017

I highly recommend that your mother discuss these issues with an experienced Texas estate planning attorney. There are several different options that she could use to achieve the same result.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Texas on

Q: My mom died and left a will that states who gets what. On her bank accounts it says to the benificiary on account.

There isn't one listed but 1 siblings name is on accounts with my mom. Do the other 3 siblings have a right to there share of the money she left? I'm in Texas

James Norman Willi answered on Sep 23, 2017

Your mother and sister may have created a joint account with right of survivorship, in which case your sister would inherit all of the money in the account.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Estate Planning for Texas on

Q: My sister has Power of Atty over my mother in her will. Mother has not been proven incompetent and wants to change will.

Sister says she can't do anything without her giving permission. Can mother stop her own will.

James Norman Willi answered on Sep 23, 2017

If your mother is still competent, she can change her will, revoke any existing powers of attorney, and create new powers of attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Texas on

Q: My Grandmother will reads "Per stirpes" My father pass before my Grandmother. He as Myself, and my sister as his child

There was question if another child was my fathers He was born to a married women

Should he be considered in my Grandmother estate as an descendent

James Norman Willi answered on Sep 23, 2017

I highly recommend that you contact a probate attorney in your area.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Texas on

Q: In 1990, is a revocable trust created in Texas valid if signed by only the trustor and trustee, which is the same person

Just to be clearer, no notary, no witnesses signatures, just the trustor and trustee who is the same person?

James Norman Willi answered on Sep 21, 2017

Yes.

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Q: If my sister died and her children want me over her estate what do I need to file?

James Norman Willi answered on Jul 6, 2017

The answer would depend on whether your sister left a will, as well as the value of her estate. I highly recommend that you contact a probate attorney in your area.

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3 Answers | Asked in Probate for Texas on

Q: can a trusty refuse to help, a benificiarie, with funding for education ,if it is writen in the trust to do so, ??

#2,does trusty have the right to choose what school benificiarie goes to??

James Norman Willi answered on May 8, 2017

Much of this would depend on how the trust is written.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Estate Planning for Texas on

Q: Can i appoint a legal guradian in a will for my son other than his father if something were to happen to me?

We are divorced and my childs father has a history of drug abuse and is in cps system for child neglect, he can not keep a steady job and does not pay child support, he does not have a valid drivers license and constantly says he can not feed himself, therefore, i do not believe he could take care... Read more »

James Norman Willi answered on May 8, 2017

Yes, you can designate legal guardians in your last will and testament.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Texas on

Q: Mother died 2 yrs ago had notarized will but did not file it in the court system. Is will still valid? What do I do now?

James Norman Willi answered on May 8, 2017

Yes, the will should still be valid. I recommend that you contact an estate planning and/or probate attorney to discuss your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Texas on

Q: Can my fiancee's ex wife get his belongings now that he died in Texas

My friends' fiancee who lived in Lamesa, Texas passed away after a brief illness last week. He had a daughter with his ex wife (they were married for about 15 years until they got divorced in the spring of 2007) she told my friend that she is the one to claim to all his belongings but he has no... Read more »

James Norman Willi answered on May 2, 2017

When a person dies without a will, the person's ex-spouse would not have a claim to the person's property. However, the person's child may have a claim.

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