Recent Posts in Probate Category

  • Texas "Laughing Heir" Statute Proposed

    || 1-May-2013

    Texas is one of the few states in the union that does not have a "laughing heir" statute. A laughing heir is someone that is legally entitled to inherit from the decedent, but is so distantly related that he has no reason to feel bereaved over the decedent's death. The genesis for the proposed legislation is an heirship proceeding currently pending in Dallas County. The decedent died ...
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  • Attorneys' Article Published in DBA Headnotes

    || 20-Mar-2013

    Nikki Wolff and Brandy Baxter-Thompson recently prepared an article entitled "Considerations When Choosing a Power of Attorney or Guardianship." It has been published in the April 2013 edition of the Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes, which is circulated to more than 11,000 Dallas-area lawyers.
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  • CNBW adds its 5th Board Certified Lawyer

    || 14-Feb-2013

    Brandy Baxter-Thompson Receives Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Calloway, Norris, Burdette and Weber, PLLC, proudly announces that Brandy Baxter-Thompson received Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Brandy is the fifth lawyer at our boutique firm to achieve Board Certification designation - R.W. Calloway, John ...
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  • What is a Will Contest?

    || 13-Jan-2013

    What Is a Will Contest? A will contest is a lawsuit filed by a person with an interest in an estate when he or she believes the will was created when the testator lacked capacity, was unduly influenced, or had his name forged. "Testator" is the legal term for a person that executes a will. (Just as a "settlor" is the legal name for a person creating a trust.) This is a very ...
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  • Dallas County Probate Courts' Website gets a facelift

    || 8-Sep-2012

    The Dallas County Probate Courts have a new website. Click here to see their new website: The new website offers the public considerable information regarding the history of the probate courts, the current courts and judges, as well as a number of frequently asked questions about probate and guardianship. One of those questions is: Can I ...
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