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Why we should all know what takes place at probate court

SAN ANTONIO – It’s one of the vital vital courts and in addition one which many aren’t acquainted with — probate court.

Probate court is one we all at some level might find yourself in.

“We touch every life in Bexar County,” mentioned Bexar County Probate Court 2 Judge Veronica Vasquez.

Some of the circumstances heard in probate court embody:

  • The approval of wills and estates

  • Small property affidavits

  • Mental well being commitments

  • Elder abuse and exploitation circumstances

  • Guardianship of an aged particular person or particular wants particular person over 18

“A lot of times what we see is aging parents or people over the age of 65. They now have Alzheimer’s, dementia and never got a power of attorney,” Vasquez mentioned. “Or sometimes we have kids with special needs that are over the age of 18 and their parents need to now get guardianship of them.”

Probate court is not only for household. It’s additionally useful in the event you suspect a good friend is exhibiting indicators of needing guardianship.

“They can file what’s called a court-initiated 1102 form, and that’s a court-initiated procedure to appoint a guardian. And we’re required by law to investigate those matters,” Vasquez mentioned.

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The significance of probate court is why Vasquez has made certain to assist educate the general public to make it simpler for them to know what they should know earlier than heading to the courthouse.

Her probate court web site contains many academic resources, in addition to all the types which are wanted to be accomplished.

All that info can be translated in Spanish for many who want it.

For extra info, go to the Probate Court 2 website.

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