Avoiding Probate Court (Series I) – Affidavits of Heirship: Considerations and Concerns

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Avoiding Probate Court (Series I) – Affidavits of Heirship: Considerations and Concerns When a loved one passes away the process to pass property and assets according to estate documents and Texas state law is often difficult and overwhelming. Gathering all of the required documentation and determining when or if to initiate court proceedings is not […]

Justice of the Peace Court: What To Expect and What You Need to Know

The Justice of Peace (JP) Courts are lower courts in Texas that have jurisdiction over minor criminal offenses and minor civil cases.  The Texas constitution provides that the justice of the peace courts have original jurisdiction in criminal matters of Class C Misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only, and civil matters involving not more than […]