Guardianship Doesn’t End When the Ward Dies

Guardianship Doesn’t End When the Ward Dies

The death of an incapacitated ward does not immediately end a guardianship or a guardianship proceeding. Texas law requires the settlement of a guardianship after a ward’s death, which may involve resolving pending reimbursement claims, fee requests, accountings, and other unfinished business.  The In re Semrad, No. 01-21-00491-CV (Tex. App.–Houston [1st. Dist.] 2023) case provides […]

Texas Probate Law

Understanding Texas Probate Law: An Overview of Patrick v. Patrick

Probate law can be complex and confusing, particularly when it comes to interpreting a testator’s intent. In Patrick v. Patrick, the Texas Court of Appeals considered the question of whether a testator’s beneficiaries should be responsible for paying estate taxes on non-probate assets. In this blog post, we’ll review the facts and procedural history of […]