To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
The complete guide to planning your estate in Texas : A step-by-step plan to protect your assets, limit your taxes, and ensure your wishes are fulfilled for Texas residents
By Ashar, Linda C. Atlantic Pub. Group. c2011.
"This book has been adapted to offer Texas residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Texas-specific information is offered throughout this book, including Texas’s probate code; Texas rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid Texas will; planning your living will in Texas; and explanations of Texas laws regarding durable health care power of attorney, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR." - from the publisher
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
KFT 750 A8
How to probate and settle an estate in Texas
By Rolcik, Karen Ann. Sphinx Pub. 4th ed. 2005.
Designed for the nonlawyer, this title provides information to understand, prepare for, and work through the process of handling an estate in Texas. This book explains different kinds of probate available in Texas and details the steps that must be completed. Also includes appendices with forms.
KFT 765 R6
O'Connor's estates code plus
Jones McClure Publishing. Latest received: 2019-2020 edition.
This text includes the full text of the new annotated Estates Code and also provides relevant portions of other Texas codes, court rules, Constitution, U.S. Code, Guardianship Certification Rules, and Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
KFT 765 O26
O'Connor's Texas probate law handbook
Latest received: 2020 Edition. By Hopper, Craig. O'Connor's. ©2017, 2018-.
This title explains probate law — wills, intestate succession, various types of administration, will contests, and probate alternatives — with references to statutes, court rules, and case law.
KFT 765 H67
Probate and decedents' estates
Latest received: 2018-2019 Pocket parts. By Woodward, Marion Kenneth. West Pub. Co. 1971.
Title title covers jurisdiction of probate court and district court, venue, pleadings and procedure, probate records, review of probate decrees, citations and notice, suits by and against estates, conveyances, determination of heirship, probate of wills and grant of letters, proceedings to set aside probate of will, foreign wills, administration of community property, assets of the estate subject to administration, homestead and other exempt property, creditors’ claims, sales, hiring and renting, mineral leases, partition and distribution, final settlement, and fundamentals of estate planning.
KFT 209 T4 V.17-18
Texas estate planning & probate manual
Latest received: 2010 supplement. Juris Pub. 2nd ed. 2008.
"The manual provides a comprehensive analysis of the law of estate planning, including the laws of guardianship, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, intestacy, probate of a will, drafting of trust agreements and family limited partnership agreements. It includes not only analysis of the law of Texas estate planning law, including both Texas and Federal authority, but also a review of the caselaw and statutory authority." - from the publisher
KFT 750 P48
Texas forms manual : A guide to Texas probate
Latest received: Release 20, October 2018. By Guiberteau, Jim. Knowles Pub. Co. 1999-.
This two-volume forms manual covers all aspects of probate practice in Texas with forms and explanatory text. Topics include independent, dependent, and temporary administration, muniment of title, simple probate proceedings, and guardianship.
KFT 765 A65 G8
Texas practice guide. Probate
Latest received: 2018-19 Edition. West Group. c2011-.
Per the publisher, this "is a guide for Texas litigators that includes step-by-step analysis of the probate process, as well as easy-to-use forms, checklists, and practice tips." In addition, it covers issues related to guardianship.
KFT 209 T5 PROB.
Texas probate forms & procedures
Latest received: Revision 9 (2019). By Branyon, M. Keith. James Publishing. c2008-.
Over 200 custom-drafted forms with summaries of the law and procedural instructions.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KFT 765 B73
Texas probate system
Latest received: 2018 Supplement. State Bar of Texas. Fourth edition. [2014-].
This title provides a thorough overview of probate law, from the initial contact with a client to the closing of the estate. It contains forms, sample letters, worksheets, and checklists.
KFT 765 S7
» Federal/General Titles
Checklist for family survivors : A guide to practical and legal matters when someone you love dies
By Hurme, Sally Balch. American Bar Association. First edition. .
"When someone you love dies, dealing with the personal and financial affairs - on top of the emotional trauma - can be overwhelming. With this first-of-its-kind manual, the personal record-keeping workbook walks you through the process step-by-step." - publisher's description
KF 750 H87
The executor's guide : Settling a loved one's estate or trust
Latest received: 2010 Edition. By Randolph, Mary. Nolo. 2004-.
Nolo’s Executor’s Guide gives readers a road map through the legal procedures involved in settling an estate. This plain-English Guide will help readers understand a will and what to do if no will exists, determine whether probate is needed, identify who inherits, and how survivors can claim insurance benefits.
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
KF 730 E9
Executors and personal representatives : Rights and responsibilities
By Jasper, Margaret C. Oceana Publications, Inc. 2003.
"Presents an overview of the probate process, and discusses the rights and responsibilities of the personal representative in winding up the decedent's affairs. These tasks are numerous and varied, and generally include filing the necessary court documents to prove the decedent's will; identifying and filing an inventory of the decedent's property; having the decedent's property appraised; paying the decedent's debts and taxes; distributing the decedent's property according to the will or state law; and providing an accounting to the court. The text provides the reader with a basic understanding of the probate system and the role one must fulfill if called upon to participate as a personal representative." - publisher's description
KF 765 J3
Uniform probate code and uniform trust code in a nutshell
By Averill, Lawrence H. West/Thomson. 6th ed. c2010.
"Authoritative coverage provides detailed explanations of the provisions, definitions, and concepts of the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) and the Uniform Trust Code (UTC). UPC topics covered include probate jurisdiction of the courts; intestate succession involving wills and donative transfers; and probate of wills and administration. UTC topics include creation, validity, modification, and termination of trust; discretionary and revocable trusts; creditor's claims and spendthrift trusts; duties, powers, and liability of trustees; and rights of persons dealing with trustees." - from the publisher
KF 765 A9