Texas Heir Inheritance Lawyer Helps Texas Heirs and Families Claim Texas Inheritance and Clear Titel to Texas Inherited Real Estate by Texas Heir Inheritance Lawyer Jason Coomer

Texas Inheritance Lawyer Jason Coomer represents heirs and families that need assistance claiming Texas inheritance.  He commonly represents families in central Texas and families who have lost a loved one who was residing in Texas.  For questions on Texas inheritance law and claiming Texas inheritance, please feel free to send an e-mail message to Texas Inheritance Lawyer Jason S. Coomer or use our contact form to submit an inquiry regarding a claiming Texas Inheritance.

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What is an Heir Under Texas Law?

Under Sec. 22.015 of the Texas Estates code an "Heir" is a person who is entitled under the statutes of descent and distribution to a part of the estate of a decedent who dies intestate. The term includes the decedent's surviving spouse. More specifically, heirs are typically family members of a deceased that have a lawful right to claim inheritance under a person's estate after they have passed.

Who is an Heir Under Texas Law?

Determining who a person's heirs are depends on what surving family members a person has on the date of their death. Typically, a person's spouse and children are heirs, but things become much more complicated when the decedent (person who died) had no spouse or children. Further, divorced, separated, and remarried decedents also may have different heirs depending on the nature of their assets, if they have adopted children, or if they have any illegitimate family members. For each decedent, a family tree is typically recommended to determine who their heirs should be. Further, when a suit to determine heirs is filed, the State of Texas requires an Ad Litem be appointed by the probate court to investigate and report to the judge who a decedent's heirs are.

What Inheritance Can Texas Heirs and Beneficiaries Recover?

Inheritance is the practice of transferring wealth or obligations upon the death of an individual to another person or entity.  Inheritance allows people to transfer land, businesses, stocks, jewelry, and other wealth to people that they love and/or family members.  It is estimated that in the United States over $200 Billion each year is transferred or passed down through inheritance to heirs and beneficiaries.  Each state and country has their own laws regarding inheritance including testate and intestate laws.  Testate laws include inheritance through Wills, whereas intestate laws cover what happens to property when the decedent does not have a valid will.

Under Texas law, if a person has a valid Will, then the person's assets should pass as per the person's instructions in their Will.  It is the executor's duty to make sure that the decedent's wishes in their will are carried out.  The executor is named in the Will, but a person cannot become an executor until the decedent has died and the Will has been admitted to probate.  If the person did not have a valid Will, their probate assets will be covered under Texas intestate laws.  Texas intestate laws determine who the decedent's rightful heirs at law are and what portion of the person's estate should be inherited by each of these heirs.  These laws also determine what procedures need to be followed to correctly transfer the inheritance to the rightful heirs.

Through Intestate and Testate Laws, Texas courts over see the transfer of a tremendous amount of inherited wealth each year.  The amount of inherited wealth that will be passed through inheritance is expected to increase substantially in the next 20 years as Trillions of Dollars in wealth will be transferred through inheritance.

Texas Heirs Often Need Contingent and Hybrid Contract to Collect Texas Inheritance

In some situations family assets cannot get transferred or collected by their rightful heirs because the heirs cannot afford the cost of probate and other transfer costs. In these situations, a Texas Contingent Inheritance Lawyer can sometimes represent heirs on a contingent contract where a percentage of the recovered inheritance can be used to pay attorney's fees.  In these situations, the Texas Contingent Inheritance Lawyer will typically need to see evidence that there are actual significant assets in the estate and who the rightful heirs of the estate are. In these cases, bank statements, life insurance policies, royalty statements, mutual fund statements, retirement fund statements, real property deeds, property tax information, and other evidence of the estate assets can be useful in determining the approximate value of the estate and if a contingent contract for probating the estate can be viable.  For more information on a Texas Contingent Inheritance Lawsuit, please feel free to go to the follow web page:  please feel free to send an e-mail message to Texas Inheritance Lawyer Jason S. Coomer or go to the following web page: Texas Contingent Probate Lawyer and Death Benefit Collection Lawyer.

Texas Heirs and Beneficiaries Often Need Assistance Collecting Texas Unclaimed Wealth (Real Estate, Oil Interests, Bank Accounts, & Stock)

In addition to what is inherited, there is a significant amount of unclaimed wealth including bank accounts, houses, oil interests, safety deposit boxes, stocks, and other wealth that is forgotten about.  In our modern society families don't always live close and some wealth is lost or forgotten.  Death or incapacity is not always anticipated and many people will unfortunately loose track of stocks, bank accounts, oil interests, and other wealth.  It is a good idea to keep a safety deposit box with an inventory of all your assets and have people that you trust that can get access to your safety deposit box should something happen to you.

It is also becoming more common for family members not living close to a recently deceased relative to not know how to handle a probate matter or have enough money to clear title to property.  In these instances it is good to locate a local attorney that can assist in appraising an estate including real estate and houses to determine if it would be beneficial to probate an estate or to determine the most efficient method to clear title to property.

Texas Heir Lawyer Helps Heirs and Families Claim, Collect, and Transfer Texas

Texas Heir Inheritance Lawyer, Jason Coomer handles inheritance issues and probate matters throughout Texas.  He commonly works in Travis County, Williamson County, Bexar County, and Hays County and throughout Texas on large inheritance cases.  He also commonly works with other Texas inheritance lawyers across Texas including Dallas County, Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Tarrant County.  For Texas Inheritance questions on Texas Inheritance Issues, please feel free to send an e-mail message to Texas Heir Inheritance Lawyer Jason S. Coomer or use our contact submission form.

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