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Frank E. Scofield

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Estate, Real Estate

A fourth-generation Texan, Frank E. Scofield was born to ranch work and the outdoors. Prior to completing undergraduate studies at UT Austin, he worke... (more)

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Winston Krause

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Tax, Estate

Krause and Associates is a client-driven firm guided by the philosophy that business trumps tax matters. We always advise our clients that when presen... (more)

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William T. Peckham

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Foreclosure, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate, Credit & Debt

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Richard Pena

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Accident & Injury, Employment, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Wills & Probate

Richard Pena is president and CEO of the firm. He was elected by his peers to serve as the President of the State Bar of Texas from 1998-1999. He serv... (more)

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Keith Taniguchi

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Litigation, Real Estate, Criminal, Family Law, Wills & Probate

Keith Taniguchi is a practicing attorney in the state of Texas. He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1984. He currently works for h... (more)

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Mike Massey

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Estate, Accident & Injury, Business, Real Estate, Power of Attorney

Hundreds of your neighbors have given us 5 Star reviews. Estate Planning: Don't you want to make sure that your life savings goes to the right people ... (more)

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Terry L. Belt Lawyer

Terry L. Belt

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Estate, Power of Attorney, Elder Law, Wills, Commercial Real Estate

Terry Belt arrived in Austin in 1965 from the little German town of Weimar, Texas, where he learned to haul hay bales for the local farmers. He attend... (more)

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Christopher Hugh Sapstead

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Business Organization

Christopher Sapstead is a practicing lawyer in the state of Texas. He received his J.D. from University of Texas School of Law.

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Sandra Marie Lefler

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Estate, Litigation, Business Organization, Personal Injury

Sandra Lefler understands that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very complicated and stressful situations. It's at times like... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.

INTESTATE SUCCESSION

The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest s... (more...)
The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.

BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankrup... (more...)
All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankruptcy estate for the duration of your case.

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

INVESTOR

A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes invest... (more...)
A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes investments for others who have entrusted her with their money.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Tyner

Lacey Westbrook appeals from an adverse summary judgment rendered in the declaratory judgment action she initiated to have JW Tyner's will construed. Westbrook contends the trial court erroneously determined that she is not a beneficiary under the will, set the wrong postjudgment ...

In re Estate of Rhea

In October 2005, Charlotte and Trenton notified Charles of their intent to remove Wanda's personal property from the marital home. Charles labeled some of the possessions in the home to mark his own separate property, then left the house from November 11 through November 14. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

In eight issues, appellants argue (1) the trial court improperly disqualified Davis from serving as the independent executor because no motion to disqualify or opposition was filed, (2) the trial court erred in requiring Davis to turn over funds, (3) the trial court erred in denying ...