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.
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 here. The Report explains why guardianship reform is important, “A person who is placed under guardianship loses civil rights, personal decision-making […]
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 shares as there are surviving descendants in the generation nearest to the decedent which contains one or […]
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 such child’s spouse and descendants; but, if such child died unmarried and without descendants, such […]
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 Will, and gain access to your accounts? Does somebody have […]
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 newly-elected judges with continue the courts’ mission of helping people in times of crisis with wisdom, knowledge, […]