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Two common myths about estate planning probate

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I hear these common misconceptions among my Estate Planning Probate clients on a weekly basis, and these misunderstandings can cost thousands of dollars. The first myth has to do with a mix of community property law and inheritance law. The second myth is perpetrated by individuals promoting living trusts. Myth One: My spouse will get the house when I die. Most of my clients believe that if they pass away without a will, then their spouse will automatically receive the house that the couple owns. Under Texas law, a surviving spouse has the right to live in the marital home until that surviving spouse passes ...

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