Historically, state law has governed issues relating to wills, trusts, and estates which include the laws and procedures that apply to the probate of an estate. While probate remains under state jurisdiction, the Uniform Probate Code, or UPC, has helped to standardize the probate process and create a more uniform set of laws and procedures among the states. The UPC was originally drafted in 1964 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, or NCCUSL. The goals of the UPC … [Read more...] about What is the Uniform Probate Code?
As a domicile of Texas, you may be able to rely on the state’s probate laws to a limited extent should you divorce. Almost all estate planning lawyers will recommend periodic reviews of estate planning documents. Your estate planning attorney will most likely ask you to review your estate plan during or after important life-changing events. One of these events is divorce. At least one time after your divorce, you should sit down with your estate planning attorney to review your estate plan. … [Read more...] about Divorce and Previously Drafted Wills in Texas