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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has created a two-step process to transfer a vehicle to a beneficiary upon the owner’s death.  The owner must first complete the Beneficiary Designation of a Motor Vehicle form, which tells the Texas DMV who the owner wants the car to go to.
This toolkit is designed to give you information about how to transfer property using a Transfer on Death Deed. This toolkit was produced by the Transfer on Death Deed Project at Texas Legal Services Center.     
This toolkit tells you how to use a Small Estate Affidavit to probate an estate in Texas. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This toolkit includes:
This article provides information and resources about applications to determine heirship in Texas. This article was prepared by the clinical legal programs at the University of Houston Law Center, and contains information from other sources as well.  
This article, excerpted from material created by the Federal Trade Commission, tells how the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects survivors from the debts of deceased relatives.
This is the seventeenth section of the Disaster Manual. This section is on wills and estates planning. This resource is meant for volunteer lawyers. Download the full manual.  
This do-it-yourself guide has been created in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting limits on people's ability to meet with attorneys and others. This information is not legal advice, and it does not take into account the wide variety of life circumstances that you may have.
This article provides information on powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills, and other end-of-life documents. This material is excerpted from an article by Judon Fambrough of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  
This article was prepared by the clinical legal programs at the University of Houston Law Center, and contains information from other sources as well.
"Estate planning" is an umbrella term for planning what happens to your estate and family in advance of your death.  Learn more at Estate Planning: Planning Who Gets Your Property (by Texas RioGrande
Dallas Bar Association (DBA) and Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program have put together some videos
This article provides information about estate planning in Texas. Estate planning means making a plan for how you want to divide your property after you die. Part of estate planning is deciding in advance who should be in charge of your medical and financial affairs if you are unable to make important decisions for yourself....
This article provides information on funeral rights and funeral goods and services. This article was adapted from material disseminated by the Federal Trade Commission.  
This article was written by the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy. It is designed to help you create your own affidavit of heirship. It is not a fill-in-the-blank form or a substitute for the advice and skill of a licensed attorney. 
This article tells you about ways to own property and plan for the future to minimize the need for probate. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
List of mandatory information in a small estate affidavit
This article tells you information about dealing with and preparing for Medicaid Estate Recovery. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on elder care and Medicare. This article is excerpted from the web site of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.