Appraisal Letter should prompt Probate

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on September 23, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: This week I received a letter from the Bexar Appraisal District. It looks like a form letter that went out to lots of people, and says I need to reapply for my homestead and over-65 exemptions or I…

How executors get paid

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on April 26, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: I was named as Executor in my neighbor’s Will. He has no family and I said I would do it. Can I be paid for my duties when the time comes? – OO Texas law has two patterns for…

Probate, Mortgages and Foreclosure

This column first appeared in the Express-News on February 24, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: I am an only child. My mother passed away recently and my father passed away last decade. She died with a Will naming me Executor and leaving all assets to me. The only assets are real estate: first, a homestead that…