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…

How does paternity affect inheritance?

This column first appeared in the SA Express-News and its MySA.com website on March 12, 2015. Dear Mr. Premack: I recently found out that my natural, biological father was “an old family friend” whom I had not seen in 30 years. He is 86 years old has one living son, a deceased son (both have…

Is Granddaughter entitled to Inheritance?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and its MySA website on January 28, 2015. Dear Mr. Premack: My granddaughter’s grandfather (on the other side of the family) died six years ago. I know he had a Will and I think he left some money in his Will for my granddaughter. However,…