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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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Table of contents
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
CHAPTER 11 INTESTATE SUCCESSION
CHAPTER 12 ADMITTING WILLS TO PROBATE
CHAPTER 13 APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Chapters 14 through 19 RESERVED
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
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
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
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