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- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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- Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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- University of Texas - Austin
- B.A. | Government
- Activities: Student Veterans Association, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
- University of Houston - Main Campus
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: Barksdale Stevens Award for Student Involvement National Finalist - South Texas College of Law Energy Law Negotiation Tournament
- Activities: Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
- Estate Planning "10 Best Attorneys" Selection for Texas
- American Institute of Legal Counsel
- The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Texas
- Inducted into the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas for meeting the standard of eligibility by making outstanding contributions to the delivery of legal services to low-income Texans as required for membership for the year 2017.
- State Bar of Texas  # 24102286
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13 Questions Answered
- Q. My dad passed last week can't find will but he married his ex wife she wants to take all and just cremate him f
- A: Also, check the probate records department at your local county clerk's office to see if your father filed a will for safe keeping. Not many people do it, but it's worth looking into. Take a death certificate or obituary and a form of ID. If you're listed as an authorized person who may retrieve the will, they will give it to you. Some counties also let a named executor retrieve the will. If you are neither, then you will need a court order to get the will.
- Q. Father is incarcerated in TX. Just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, with 2-3 months possibly. What do I have to do
- A: I'm terribly sorry to hear about your father. He can sign a power of attorney as long as he is not mentally incapacitated. If he has spells of dimentia because of his illness then executing these documents will be tough. Getting witnesses could be tough, too, but a good attorney will make it happen.
- Q. my dad passed away and didn't leave a will. My mom passed away and left a will with my sister being the beneficiary
- A: It depends on whether your father was married to your mother when he passed, and if so, whether his children were of your mother and father's marriage. You need a probate attorney to assist you. Assuming parents were married at the time of dad's death and all his children came from their marriage, then the surviving spouse would get 100% of the community property, 1/3 of separate personal property with 2/3 going to the children, and surviving spouse gets a 1/3 life estate in the separate real property which comes back to the children when the surviving spouse dies. This assumes she survived him by 120 hours. If there are any children from outside the marriage, the equation changes. Then the children get 100% of the decedent's community property share, equally. If the decedent was unmarried and had children, the children then get 100% of all the decedent's property. However, you have to go through probate to determine heirship rights and establish any of this. To establish who gets what, you will have to probate both estates.
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