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From guardianships to probate proceedings to taxation, Texas Probate, Estate & Trust Administration provides in-depth coverage of every aspect of probate law and estate and trust administration in Texas. Four comprehensive volumes offer the straightforward guidance, expert analysis and practice tools you need to successfully meet your client's needs and avoid liability to beneficiaries or other third parties.

Rely on Detailed Legal Analysis and Information Vital to Your Practice, Including:
– The independent administration system
– Attorney's role in probate practice
– Guardianships issues
– Will contents
– Administration and management of estates and trusts
– Fiduciary duties of personal representatives
– Health care powers of attorney and directives to physicians
– Effect of community property laws on the distribution of an estate
– Information and tips regarding deadlines, required documents and mandatory procedural requirements under the Probate Code

Streamline Your Work with Easy-Reference Practice Tools, Including:
– Sample forms and letters
– Procedural checklists
– Lists of source materials
– Useful charts and diagrams
– Tables of statutes, rules and regulations
– Quick reference index

All four volumes are updated with current case law and the latest statutory and regulatory changes.

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VOLUME ONE

PART 1 PRELIMINARY MATTERS

CHAPTER 1 ETHICAL ISSUES IN PROBATE PRACTICE

CHAPTER 2 DISPOSITION OF THE BODY, FINDING THE WILL, AND NON-PROBATE TRANSFERS

CHAPTER 3 PROBATE AND THE COMMUNITY PROPERTY SYSTEM

Chapters 4 through 9 RESERVED


PART 2 INITIATING PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 10 INITIATING PROBATE PROCEEDING
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CHAPTER 11 INTESTATE SUCCESSION

CHAPTER 12 ADMITTING WILLS TO PROBATE

CHAPTER 13 APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Chapters 14 through 19 RESERVED


VOLUME TWO

PART 3 SPECIAL TYPES OF ADMINISTRATIONS

CHAPTER 20 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATIONS

CHAPTER 21 TEMPORARY AND COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATIONS

CHAPTER 22 SMALL ESTATES

Chapters 23 through 29 RESERVED


PART 4 ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

CHAPTER 30 ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 31 COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND PARTITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS

CHAPTER 32 CREDITORS' CLAIMS

CHAPTER 33 EXEMPTIONS AND ALLOWANCES

Chapters 34 through 39 RESERVED


PART 5 CONTESTS AND LITIGATION

CHAPTER 40 WILL CONSTRUCTION

Chapters 41 through 44 RESERVED


VOLUME THREE

PART 5 CONTESTS AND LITIGATION (cont'd)
CHAPTER 45 WILL CONTESTS

CHAPTER 46 SUITS BY AND AGAINST THE ESTATE

CHAPTER 47 FIDUCIARY LITIGATION

Chapters 48 through 49 RESERVED


PART 6 TAXATION

CHAPTER 50 INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR DECEDENTS AND ESTATES

CHAPTER 51 FEDERAL ESTATE TAX

CHAPTER 52 TEXAS INHERITANCE TAXES

Chapters 53 through 59 RESERVED


PART 7 SUCCESSION OF FIDUCIARIES AND FINALIZATION OF PROBATE

CHAPTER 60 REMOVAL, RESIGNATION, AND SUCCESSOR REPRESENTATIVES

CHAPTER 61 FINAL SETTLEMENT, ACCOUNTING, AND DISCHARGE

CHAPTER 62 APPEALS OF PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

Chapters 63 through 69 RESERVED


VOLUME FOUR

PART 8 GUARDIANSHIP

CHAPTER 70 CREATION OF GUARDIANSHIP

CHAPTER 71 ADMINISTRATION OF GUARDIANSHIPS

Chapters 72 through 79 RESERVED


PART 9 ADMINISTRATION OF TRUSTS

CHAPTER 80 NATURE, CREATION, AND VALIDITY OF TRUSTS

CHAPTER 81 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS AND DUTIES OF TRUSTEE

CHAPTER 82 OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL TRUST PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 83 JURISDICTION, VENUE, PARTIES, PROCEDURE, AND JUDGMENTS IN TRUST PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 84 LIABILITIES, RIGHTS, AND REMEDIES OF TRUSTEES, BENEFICIARIES, AND THIRD PERSONS

CHAPTER 85 REVOCATION, MODIFICATION, AND TERMINATION OF TRUSTS


TABLE OF STATUTES

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