Who gets the house when mom dies?

Many factors determine inheritance and future ownership of a home This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on March 9, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: I am the daughter of a 95 year old mom. My only sister is 70, and our only brother passed away in 2013 leaving three children. My mom’s…

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…

Who might inherit Prince’s millions?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on May 31, 2016. To read this in the Express, click here. Dear Mr. Premack: According to current reports, musician Prince died without leaving a Will. Reports say he was unmarried and childless, but had six siblings. One of them is a full sister, and…

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…