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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

More Courts Mandate Use of Attorney

Earlier on this blog, I discussed how a Texas probate judge from Harris County requires an applicant to probate a will to be represented by a lawyer in most cases.

It appears that other Texas counties have similar restrictions -- some written (Travis) and some oral (Collin and Denton).

Special thanks to Michael Hatfield for bringing this additional material to my attention.


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I have been told that I cannot represent myself in the Collin County Probate Court. I hired a lawyer who managed to spend $10,000 in ten days and the hearing was canceled because of weather. I cannot afford to bankrupt myself, can I represent myself in this probate court? Thankyou, CGR

Posted by: Carlos Robles | Feb 10, 2007 10:54:35 AM