Attorneys Tresi Weeks and Chris Krupa Downs of The Weeks Law Firm, PLLC spent a few hours with a dynamic group of UNT Law Students filming a video for its Accessible Law platform discussing probate and special needs.

When a decedent dies intestate, their estate vests immediately in their heirs at law subject to the decedent’s debts and any court-ordered child support payments that are delinquent on the date of death.[1] However, since third parties may be hesitant to take the word of the heirs due to the lack of documentation identifying the…

How to Build Freedom From Court Interference Into Your Estate Plan If you feel that the matters of your estate should be kept private and that your assets should be used for your care during your lifetime and then distributed to your loved ones rather than eroded by court fees, you’re not alone. And luckily,…

With the unusually chilly May weather we’ve been having lately, I can hardly believe it – but summer is almost here!  For many of us, that means we’re going to be scrambling to plan our summer travels for family reunions and vacations.  Some of you are super-on-the-ball and you finished plans weeks ago…what’s your secret? …

Did you know that six of the 13 fastest growing cities in the nation are in Texas – and when you move, you need the best estate planning in Frisco? If you are used to fighting rush hour traffic during your work commute, you might not be surprised by that statistic; the growth DFW is…

The death of legendary musician Prince on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57 rocked the world of 80’s music fans.  His music will endure, but what about his real legacy?  According to court filings in Minnesota, no will has been located.  What happens if Prince died without a will or trust?   Who…

At its most basic elements, probate is an organized process by which: the property of a deceased individual is gathered, remaining debts are paid, beneficiaries are determined, and property is transferred accordingly To probate, or not to probate: that is the question.  For some, the concept may seem daunting—but it truly doesn’t have to be. …

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