San Antonio Wills & Probate Lawyer, Texas


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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate
Experienced Trial Attorney (Criminal & Family Law)

Quality Legal Representation starts with retaining an experienced trial attorney that is not afraid to try your case. While not every case goes to tr... (more)

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Criminal, Juvenile Law, Wills, Divorce & Family Law, Education
Defending Your Rights in Criminal Law and Protecting Your Interests in Civil Law

William Davidson graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1986 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and worked in that field for a number of ... (more)

Rebecca A. Gonzalez Lawyer

Rebecca A. Gonzalez

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
We specialize in all Family Law Matters, Divorce, Custody, Child Support

As a San Antonio lawyer, I extend personal care and understanding to families undergoing some of the most traumatic moments in their personal lives. M... (more)

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Jon Disrud

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Military, Wills & Probate, Criminal
Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

I am a Board Certified Family attorney who practices in the San Antonio, Texas and surrounding counties. I have a great deal of experience regarding ... (more)

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Law Offices of Jesus R Lopez Lawyer

Law Offices of Jesus R Lopez

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Adoption, Juvenile Law

Originally from Del Rio, Texas, Jesus is fluent in both Spanish and English. With an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Business from... (more)

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Maggie B. Giltner

Corporate, Contract, Deceptive Trade Practices, Estate Administration
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Van G Hilley

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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Aaron Hendley

Corporate, Contract, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
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Eric D. Wilson

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Corporate, Banking & Finance
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Real Estate Other, Wills, Residential Real Estate
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LEGAL TERMS

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

ACCUMULATION TRUST

A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nic... (more...)
A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nick's benefit but stipulates that Nick will not get a penny until he gets a Ph.D. in French; Nick is the beneficiary of an accumulation trust.

PETITION

A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elde... (more...)
A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

LIVING TRUST

A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the t... (more...)
A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the trust during your life passes directly to the trust beneficiaries after you die, without court involvement. The successor trustee--the person you appoint to handle the trust after your death--simply transfers ownership to the beneficiaries you named in the trust. Living trusts are also called 'inter vivos trusts.'

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Frost Nat. Bank v. Fernandez

... The principal issue on appeal is whether the district court had jurisdiction to render summary judgment when similar bill of review proceedings and applications 497 for determination of heirship were pending in the probate court. ... 3. Probate Code. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

... The will also named Green and his wife the guardians of Gaines's children. Davis did not submit an application to probate Gaines's will for over three years after Gaines's death. ... In response, Davis submitted an application to probate Gaines's will on October 13, 2006. ...

In re Estate of Walker

... They appeal from an order of the probate court denying them relief in their complaint regarding an amended inventory filed by the independent executor of the deceased's estate. ... Beasley filed an application to probate the deceased's will on August 18, 2003. ...