Title Insurers vs. Probate / Family Attorneys

Legal Area:        Real Estate Family Probate Estate Planning Civil
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        02/28/2023
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

Probate and family lawyers do not always evaluate a real estate situation from a title insurer's risk analysis perspective. Knowing ahead of time what underwriters will require ... when to probate and when not to probate; the best way to probate when you have real estate assets; the differences in requirements for the Affidavit of Heirship with Intestate Succession, etc. ... are just a few examples of the many useful tips provided in this program. Understanding the different perspectives, from which the conflict arises, can be a very helpful tool in assisting to a more expeditious resolution of these legal disputes. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on July 20, 2018.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • To Probate or Not to Probate

  • Best Way to Probate When Have Real Estate Assets

  • Look in the Statute - Is It a Ladybird? Is It a TODD?

  • What Do Letters Testamentary Get the Executor?

  • Where is the Distribution Deed?

  • How Far Back is Too Far to Trace?

  • Trusts

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Abstract of Judgment on Homestead

  • Separate Property

  • Speakers:

    Kathleen Wiesenthal, who is an attorney with the firm of Keever & Wiesenthal Law Firm. More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Pam Keever, who is an attorney with the firm of Keever & Wiesenthal Law Firm.  More information may be found on her firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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