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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Families Should Check Texas Unclaimed Property to Prevent Loss of Family Wealth by Texas Unclaimed Property Lawyer Jason Coomer

Many families lose a significant amount of wealth to Texas Unclaimed Property. This loss of wealth comes from a variety of unclaimed sources. More specifically, families often lose bank accounts, life insurance, and stocks. Families also commonly lose oil and gas revenues. Many families also lose safety deposit boxes with family wealth including jewelry, stock certificates, and gold. Most lost wealth includes small assets that are easy to claim with proof of identification. However, for larger hard to recover assets, it is often helpful to have an Austin Texas Unclaimed Property Lawyer. Lawyers commonly collect assets that non-lawyers cannot.

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Texas Unclaimed Property Website Information

The Texas Comptroller gives back a significant amount of wealth every year. To date, the State of Texas has given over $3 billion in wealth back to families. This useful website allows individuals to check their names for unclaimed assets. Further, the site also allows families to check their family member’s names. Families should click here to check Texas Unclaimed Property.

Families, Executors, and Lawyers Should Also Check Unclaimed Property for Deceased Family Members and Estates

It is also a good idea for families to check the names of deceased relatives. Deceased family members often have lost assets. More specifically, as some family members get closer to death, they commonly lose track of wealth. This wealth commonly goes to Texas Unclaimed Property within ten years of the person’s death. However, wealth, especially, oil and gas revenues can go to Texas Unclaimed Property more than ten years after a person’s death.
Further, probate lawyers, executors, and administrators should check unclaimed property for estate wealth. In fact, in handling probate cases, my office commonly checks unclaimed property for any estates we probate. We have found and claimed a significant amount of wealth for several estates.

Austin Texas Unclaimed Property Lawyer

As a Texas Inheritance Lawyer, my office commonly  works with Texas Unclaimed Property for our clients. Additionally, as a Travis County Law Firm we file Unclaimed Property Lawsuits on larger assets.  Further, in more complicated and larger assets cases a lawsuit needs to be filed to recover wealth. Under Texas law, these cases need to be filed in Travis County. Therefore, Austin Travis County Unclaimed Property Lawyers usually are needed to claim such wealth. For more information on this topic please go to Texas Unclaimed Property Lawyer and Texas Estate, Probate, and Inheritance Unclaimed Property Information.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer and Awareness of Cancer Risks Are Keys to Survival by Texas Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer and Awareness of Cancer Risks Are Keys to Survival by Texas Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer Jason Coomer

The keys to surviving pancreatic cancer are early detection and avoidance of risks. More specifically, doctors recommend being aware of pancreatic symptoms and potential risks. This Blog Post provides information on: 1) pancreatic cancer symptoms and 2) pancreatic cancer risk factors.

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

 Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer and Awareness of Risks Are Keys to Survival

Medical Doctors Recommend Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

Medical experts associate several symptoms with pancreatic cancer. They recommend patients who experience these symptoms to seek medical assistance. More specifically, a common symptom of pancreatic cancer includes dark urine and clay-colored stools. Patients also commonly experience fatigue and weakness. They also commonly experience jaundice (a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes). Further, some people suffer loss of appetite and weight loss, nausea and vomiting, and pain or discomfort in the upper part of the belly or abdomen. Other symptoms people experience include back pain, blood clots, diarrhea, and indigestion. People with multiple symptoms and several risk factors should consult their doctor about an examination and potential screening.

Medical Doctors Also Recommend Avoidance of Pancreatic Cancer Risks

Cancer Doctors also recommend avoiding pancreatic cancer health risks. Some common health risks include: 1) smoking, 2) excessive drinking, 3) being overweight, 4) exposure to pesticides and toxic chemicals, and 5) lack of exercise. Other potential risks include a family history of pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

People with multiple health risks should limit the aforementioned factors as much as possible. They should also avoid any additional health risk. They should also understand the potential risk of taking incretin drugs. These diabetic drugs also increase a person’s risk of pancreatic cancer.
Individuals with multiple risk factors should also advise their doctor regarding their risk factors. They should also stay vigilant to monitor symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Further, upon noticing any symptoms, they should contact their doctor about screening for pancreatic cancer.

More Information About Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

Sunday, November 3, 2019

5 Things Needed For a Texas Will Probate by Austin Texas Probate Lawyer

5 Things Needed For a Texas Will Probate by Austin Texas Probate Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Texas Probate Courts require specific documents and information to probate a Will.  Whether you need to file in Travis County, Williamson County, or another Texas Court, all Texas courts have similar requirements.  Below are five (5) things, you will probably need to probate a Will in a Texas court.
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Texas Will Probate Documents and Information

An Original Will

A Will needs to go through probate before it is recognized under Texas law.  Further, Texas courts typically require the original Will and not a copy of the Will. Though it is possible to probate a copy of a Will, if at all possible it is best to have and file an original.

A Death Certificate

Courts also require a death certificate to probate a Will. More specifically, you will need an original death certificate.  In fact, many title companies, banks, and insurance companies also require original death certificates. Thus, when ordering one, it is typically better to get five or six.

A List of Estate Assets

Before you file a Will for probate, it is best to have a list of estate assets. This list will determine if a Will needs to be filed at all. In some instances, even if there is a Will, it may not need to go through probate. Further, in going through a Will probate, the court will require information of estate assets.

A List of Estate Debts

In addition to estate assets, it is important to know what debts are in an estate. Estate debts can often prevent the viability of probating a Will. Further, different types of debts impact the decision to probate a Will.


The executor named in the Will typically needs a driver’s license or other form of identification to be sworn in.  Further, any witnesses needed to prove death or to prove up a Will also need identification.

In Addition to these Five Things It Is A Good Idea to Have a Texas Probate Lawyer

Though not absolutely required, it is best to go to probate Court with a Lawyer. More specifically, someone who is familiar with the procedures and requirements of the probate court. For more information on this topic, please go to the following webpages: Austin Texas Will Probate Lawyer, Central Texas Real Estate Inheritance Lawyer, and Travis County Probate Lawyer.