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…