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This toolkit is designed to give you information about how to transfer property using a Transfer on Death Deed. This toolkit was produced by the Transfer on Death Deed Project at Texas Legal Services Center. There was a new law that went into effect on September 1, 2017.  The forms will be updated to reflect the new law.
This toolkit tells you how to use a Small Estate Affidavit to probate an estate in Texas. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This toolkit includes:
This article provides information and resources about applications to determine heirship in Texas. This article was prepared by the clinical legal programs at the University of Houston Law Center, and contains information from other sources as well.
This article, excerpted from material created by the Federal Trade Commission, tells how the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects survivors from the debts of deceased relatives.
This article provides information on powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills, and other end-of-life documents. This material is excerpted from an article by Judon Fambrough of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  
This article was prepared by the clinical legal programs at the University of Houston Law Center, and contains information from other sources as well. DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should be considered legal advice. It is solely for informational purposes.
This article tells you information about Estate Planning in Texas. state planning means making a plan for how you want to divide your property after you die. Part of estate planning is deciding in advance who should be in charge of your medical and financial affairs if you are unable to make important decisions for yourself....
This article answers frequently asked questions about using a small estate affidavit to probate an estate in Texas.
This article provides information on funeral rights and funeral goods and services. This article was provided by the federal trade commission.  
This article was written by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy. It is designed to help you create your own affidavit of heirship. It is not a fill-in-the-blank form or a substitute for the advice and skill of a licensed attorney. 
This article tells you about ways to own property and plan for the future to minimize the need for probate. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
List of mandatory information in a small estate affidavit
This article tells you information about dealing with and preparing for Medicaid Estate Recovery. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on elder care and Medicare. This article is excerpted from the web site of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
This article provides information and answers on powers of attorney in Texas, including what it does, how to end it, and what are the advantages of a power of attorney. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article was prepared by the clinical legal program at the University of Houston Law Center, and contains information from other sources as well. DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should be considered legal advice. It is solely for informational purposes.
This article tells about what it means to have a reverse mortgage. Additionally it provides further reading regarding shopping for it and the different types. This article was written by the Federal Trade Commission. 
This article provides information on self-proving wills, attested wills as well as other will information. This material is excerpted from an article by Judon Fambrough of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  
This article provides valubale information about the laws that affect Senior Citizens. If you are a senior Texan this is the guide for you. It was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
This article answers frequently asked questions about using a small estate affidavit to probate an estate in Texas.