Lavaca County, TX Estate Lawyers


Marcus F. Schwartz

Litigation, Oil & Gas, Wills, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Carol Janecek Renner

Estate, Elder Law, Medicare & Medicaid, Nursing Home, Social Security -- Disability
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jessie L. Allen

Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Wills, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Carol Janecek Renner

Wills, Estate, Elder Law, Civil & Human Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years
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Anna Corinne Allen Johnson

Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Industry Specialties, Wills, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years

James W. Carr

Elder Law, Commercial Real Estate, Wills
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  49 Years

Kyle Alan Denney

Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Wills, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

Jennifer Machacek

Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Family Law, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Macklin Keith Johnson

Oil & Gas, Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Wills
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  49 Years

Conyetta Gaus Swaney

Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Wills, Gift Taxation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

ANCILLARY PROBATE

A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are... (more...)
A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are necessary if the deceased person owned real estate in another state.

INVENTORY

A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or admini... (more...)
A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or administrator of the estate is responsible for making and filing the inventory.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

CURATOR

See conservator.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Tyner

Lacey Westbrook appeals from an adverse summary judgment rendered in the declaratory judgment action she initiated to have JW Tyner's will construed. Westbrook contends the trial court erroneously determined that she is not a beneficiary under the will, set the wrong postjudgment ...

In re Estate of Rhea

In October 2005, Charlotte and Trenton notified Charles of their intent to remove Wanda's personal property from the marital home. Charles labeled some of the possessions in the home to mark his own separate property, then left the house from November 11 through November 14. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

In eight issues, appellants argue (1) the trial court improperly disqualified Davis from serving as the independent executor because no motion to disqualify or opposition was filed, (2) the trial court erred in requiring Davis to turn over funds, (3) the trial court erred in denying ...