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What to Do if Someone Dies With a Will Versus Without a Will in Texas

When a loved one passes away, the steps you take to settle their estate are governed by state probate laws. In Texas, the probate procedure involves validating a will, appointing an executor or administrator, paying off debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries or heirs. However, the steps and responsibilities under the […]

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Texas Landlord Rights: Can I Legally Lock Out a Tenant?

As a landlord in Texas, you might encounter tenants who consistently fail to pay rent, violate lease terms, or cause disturbances. Imagine you have someone who hasn’t paid rent for months, and despite numerous warnings and attempts to resolve the issue, the situation remains unchanged. This kind of challenge is common for many landlords, and […]

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What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

Using a small estate affidavit when someone passes without a will.  This document comes into play when someone dies without a will and their estate is worth less than $75,000, not including their homestead real property. Once approved by the court, this document identifies a decedent’s heirs and their share in the decedent’s estate. Generally, […]

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Texas Eviction Laws: Laws for Landlords & Property Managers

Sometimes the relationship between tenants and their landlords or property managers can get complicated. While some issues are amicably resolved, others can trigger eviction proceedings, especially if unpaid rent, property damage, and other lease violations are involved. However, if you want to evict a tenant, it’s essential that you do so lawfully. Texas eviction laws […]

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Understanding the 3-Day Eviction Notice in Texas: A Comprehensive Guide

Unfortunately, not all landlord-tenant relationships work out. If you are a Texas landlord and you have a tenant who violates their lease agreement, carries out illegal activity on the premises, or simply fails to pay rent, you can take steps to evict them. It’s a procedure you may initiate by serving a notice to vacate, […]

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