LegalZoom vs. Lawyer: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

LegalZoom and other do-it-yourself document preparation services want you to believe that the process of preparing a will is as easy as filling in the blanks on standardized forms. They try to lure you with a cheap product and a process that takes less than half an hour to complete. They try to assure you … Read More

Can I Make An Oral Will in Texas?

A nuncupative will is an oral or spoken will. Until September 1, 2007, Texas allowed the use of nuncupative (oral wills) to dispose of personal property, but only in very limited circumstances. These circumstances included: Last sickness: The testator had to be on his deathbed when he uttered his testamentary words. Location: The testator must … Read More

I’m Single and Have No Children . . . What Happens if I Die Without a Will in Texas?

If you are an unmarried person who dies intestate (without a valid will), the Texas statutes will determine how your property will be divided.  According to these statutes, if you die without a will and are survived by descendants, your surviving descendants will inherit your entire estate. When a single person without children dies intestate, … Read More