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June 30, 2017

Texas Probate Resources for Family Members and Personal Representatives


If you have recently lost a loved one in Texas, it will be important to familiarize yourself with the probate process. Probate is the method the Texas courts use to administer the estates of individuals who die both with and without wills; and, while it is possible to structure an estate plan that largely avoids probate, in most cases at least some involvement with the probate courts will be required.

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Categories: Probate and Estate/Trust Administration

June 23, 2017

Strategies for Protecting the Family Home and Other Specific Assets in a Texas Divorce


While Texas’s community property law entitles each spouse to have of the marital estate in a divorce, dividing assets down the middle is rarely a straightforward process. Even setting aside complex issues such as valuation of substantial assets and retirement account distributions, spouses will often be at odds over the not-so-simple issue of deciding who gets what.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

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"April Nordhaus and her legal assistant Allison McKenzie have been magnificent to work with. Our will was terribly out of date and no longer provided the legal and financial protection we wanted for ourselves or our children. April spent a significant amount of time discussing our intentions and was able to make numerous recommendations; and her ability to explain legal language and provide examples was invaluable. Allison's meticulous attention to detail kept the whole process on track and moving smoothly toward completion. Under their professional guidance we have been able to craft a complete set of extremely specialized Trusts. We would strongly recommend their services without reservation."