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The Importance of Safeguarding Your Original Will

Eddie Nash, a New Hampshire businessman, died in 2004.  Ten years after his death, local police found his cement cemetery vault cracked, his casket opened, and his remains searched.  The police issued arrest warrants for three individuals, ...

Quarterly Seminar Event: Handling the Incapacity of a Loved One

On Saturday, April 6th, from 10:00am to 11:30am, Riddle & Butts, LLP will host a short seminar aimed at helping those who wish to attend learn more about guardianship and lesser restrictive alternatives.  The seminar will be held at our ...

Elder Abuse, Blended Families, Estate Planning with Complicated Assets

Mike Riddle is a guest on a call-in radio show, Vital Issues in the Christian Home, on KHCB.  Listen to his program from Winter, 2018.

Office of Court Administration Publishes Findings on Texas Guardianship Reform

In January of 2019, the Office of Court administration released findings on initiative to enhance protections of incapacitated persons by implementing the Guardianship Abuse, Fraud and Exploitation Deterrence Program.  The Report can be accessed ...

Descent and Distribution Texas vs. the Uniform Probate Code

According to the Uniform Probate Code, descendants claiming to be heirs of an intestate decedent take by representation. When the estate of an intestate decedent passes to descendants by representation, the estate is divided into as many equal ...

The Inheritance Rights of Non-Marital Children

In the distant past, at common law, non-marital children could not inherit by or through their mother or father and such child’s mother and father could not inherit by or through such nonmarital child. The non-marital child could inherit from ...

Different Types of Probate in Texas

For those of you reading this article who have a Will, do you know what happens after you pass away? Does the Will automatically move your property where you want? Can the executors named in your Will walk into your bank, show the banker your ...

Newly Elected Probate Judges in Harris County

On December 31, 2018, the judges of the Harris County Probate Courts, Loyd Wright, Mike Wood, Rory Olsen, and Christine Butts passed the torch to the newly-elected judges, Jerry Simoneaux, Michael Newman, Jason Cox, and James Horwitz.  The ...
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