San Antonio, TX asked in Estate Planning for Texas

Q: About wills and living trust:

My parents are married but dad was previously married and has 3 children (1 deceased and 2 living). My parents do not want previous children to receive any inheritance do they need a will or can they get by with a living trust? and IF they need a will can it go without being probated?

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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A: While they could use either a Will or a Revocable Living Trust, either a Will or any estate which was not in the Trust when they died would need to be probated. A Texas probate may be cheaper and faster than you imagine.

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