Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Shutt Law Firm uses Flat-Rate Attorney Fees for many Probate Cases and for Wills
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- State Bar of Texas
- ID Number: 24071203
- English: Spoken, Written
- Southern Methodist University
- Texas State Bar College
- Collin County Bar Association
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- The Top Troubles with “DIY” Wills
- Headnotes (Dallas Bar)
- Panelist, North Texas Probate Bench Bar
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49 Questions Answered
- Q. Is the executor of my father’s Will required to let me see it. His only heirs are myself and my sister.
- A: Yes, under Texas Law, the executor must show the beneficiaries must receive a notice after the probate hearing. That notice usually contains a copy of the Will. ALSO, once the will is filed for probate, it's actually public record.
- Q. If the deceased had $ in the bank at death and the executor went and withdrew it that day does he have to account for it
- A: If the executor was listed as "joint tenant with right of survivorship," then he/she may be able to legally withdraw those funds and not owe any accounting for the funds. If not, then the executor may have lacked legal authority to withdraw the funds. A good place to start is to find out if the account had a JTROS designation.
- Q. Does an executor in Texas have to file either an inventory of the estate or an in lieu of inventory with the court ?
- A: Yes, unless the will was probated as a "muniment of title".
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