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For My Clients and Prospective Clients


Estate Planning Information Fill-In Form

Map to Dallas County Probate Courts

For my Colleagues

Motion for In Camera Filing (from Arthur Geffen)
Order for In Camera Filing (from Arthur Geffen)

10 Things Estate Planning & Probate Attorneys Wish Bankers Knew (from Don Totusek)

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure with Bookmarks and Hyperlinks (Version 1.1, 9/1/2016 Rules)

Texas Estates Code, Attorney's Electronic Edition 2015 (PDF Version)
Texas Estates Code, Attorney's Electronic Edition 2015 (HTML Version)

Texas Estates Code, Attorney's Electronic Edition 2014 (PDF Version)
Texas Estates Code, Attorney's Electronic Edition 2014 (HTML Version)

Note Regarding Estates Code: I recommend the PDF version, as it's better formatted, but the HTML version may work better on tablets and phones.

Revision History

Version 1.00, 11/13/14: Added Probate Code to Estates Code Conversion Table with hyperlinks.

Version 2.00, 8/21/15: Incorporated 2015 changes, made various corrections. Added Resources, H&S Code ยง711.011
Version 2.01, 8/21/15: removed deleted section that was left in, cleaned up some references

(Obviously, the Probate Code is obsolete, but I'm leaving these old versions up for reference)
Texas Probate Code, Attorneys' Electronic Edition 2011 (PDF Version)
Texas Probate Code, Attorneys' Electronic Edition 2011 (HTML Version)

Texas Business Organizations Code, Attorneys' Electronic Edition 2010

Revision History

Version 1.00: November 29, 2010. Formatted and released BOC in format similar to Probate Code. No index, though.

Estate Planning and Probate Checklists  (simple checklists I have put together as reminders)

The Executor's Handbook (April 26, 2017 version)

The WordPerfect version is the one I merge with the applicable "Data File - Probate.dat" file to create the end product which is printed and given to the client after the hearing. The PDF version is for more general use.

Executor's Handbook (PDF version)
Executor's Handbook (WordPerfect version)

Will Signing Ceremony Forms  (WordPerfect form files from which I generate a standard will signing ceremony. PDFs are included to show the codes, and generics are included.)

SS-4 Form with Attached Authorization
SS-4 Form with Attached Authorization (Decedent's Estate)

Denton County Probate Forms (WordPerfect & PDF formats)

Common ALT Codes Reference

Useful Texas Probate Resources for Attorneys

Harris County Probate Courts: Judges Wright, Wood, Olsen, and Butts
Guardianship of the Person and Estate Handbook


Tarrent County Probate Courts: Judges King and Allen
Ad Litem Manual and general probate guides and forms


Texas Probate Site: Glenn Karisch
Articles, forms, and the Texas Probate List


Travis County Probate Site: Judge Herman
Many useful forms, checklists, and guides

Trusts and Estates: Noel Ice
Articles, forms, and worksheets

Other Files

Utility to "flatten" (remove fields from) a PDF file
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