In a nutshell, not probating an estate is a really bad idea. In many cases, but alarmingly not all, there is usually a will that has been left by the person who has passed away detailing how the estate should be distributed. However, the probate process is the actual legal review and confirmation of the will in a court of law. If a will and its estate are not probated properly within the expected amount of time, that will can then become useless or invalid. When this occurs, the court can flat out decide how to distribute an estate to whomever it deems appropriate, including non-family and parties that were never mentioned in a will at all.
One of the most common mistakes that people make following an injury that they sustained in a car accident is to put off contacting and retaining an attorney. Many people hope that the pain they are experiencing after an accident will go away on its own and/or they are hesitant to contact a lawyer right away as they fear the stigma of being labeled sue-happy. However, if you are experiencing pain following a car accident, there are a number of reasons why you should contact an attorney quickly after the accident. Here are just a few of those reasons.
Official data from the Texas Department of State Health services shows the staggering toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Lone Star State with more than 700,000 confirmed cases and 15,000 fatalities as of September 24, 2020.
What many Texans might not know, however, is that since March 13, when there were just 30 confirmed cases and no deaths, the state has been under a disaster declaration. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued the March emergency order in response to the coronavirus under the powers granted to him by the Texas Disaster Act. He has renewed the disaster declaration every 30 days since the initial order, with the latest renewal on September 7.
Even for Texas, Harris County is considered big and sprawling, with the third-largest population in the U.S., and a major American city within its borders. In the era of Covid-19, that can make keeping track of current regulations even trickier than usual. But knowing what penalties you could incur by not following them — and in which areas — is more crucial than ever.
As of July 2020 and like many agencies that have in-office employees, Both Montgomery and Harris County government offices are generally remaining open during regular business hours with modifications to protect the public and employees. While most offices and services in both counties are open from either 7 or 8 A.M. in the morning until at least 4 P.M., Monday through Friday, every county office in Texas has been working to meet state safety guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and help slow its impact in communities.
The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has changed just about every aspect of life, from the way that we shop and socialize to the way that we conduct business. Just about every industry has had to search for a “new normal” that will help them survive and stay ahead through these times, and law services are no exception. While presence in the courtroom has long been an established norm within the field of law, more and more areas are shifting to allow all connected parties to participate in trials virtually, therefore limiting the amount of exposure that anyone has to another person. The use of services like Zoom in law procedures is especially helpful in ensuring that there is no prolonged contact between people, which is incredibly important in minimizing the spread of the virus.
Up against a global virus that is leaving devastation in its wake with a ripple effect that is creating financial instability of our businesses at home, nationwide and globally……it’s time to get Tough! Business owners need to make tough decisions and will need an experienced lawyer that knows how to navigate through these tough times.
During the Coronavirus crisis and at other times of difficulty, you might hear the term "force majure" used a lot. But what does that really mean, and how could it help you? Here's what you need to know about this unusual term.
Montgomery County is a burgeoning community that boasts several cities including its namesake Montgomery, The Woodlands, Shenandoah and the county seat of Conroe, TX. In fact, it is in the city of Conroe in which the majority of Montgomery County Texas Courts are situated for most of the legal needs of this region. From getting birth records or paying a ticket to fighting claims against you, these facilities are hubs you may visit.
Montgomery County, Texas voting dates and locations for upcoming local and national elections for 2020. You can search the Montgomery County Voter Registration Database to see if you are eligible and to view your precinct, polling location information, Sample Ballot, and elected officials. Get out and VOTE!