How should Will handle House issue?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst Newspapers on November 19, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I was interested in your earlier article about children inheriting property. In my Will I have stated that my house be sold only and that my children equally divide their share of proceeds. I…

To Whom Do I give my Friend’s Will?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on January 19, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: A few years ago, a good friend asked me to keep the original of her Will in my lockbox. Her kids do not get along with each other. She said that if she kept the Will at home,…

Must a Will always go to Probate?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on November 20, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: In Texas, is there a requirement that a Will be probated? Is it a better idea to have a Trust instead of a Will, and how does it work? – C.L. When a person dies, they might have…

3 main deficiencies of a handwritten Will

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on August 12, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: My mother was shy about seeing lawyers. She knew she should have a Will so when she was diagnosed with cancer she handwrote her own Will. It is very short, and only says “I give all my worldly…