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…

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…