Ross F. Tew

Ross F. Tew

The Law Firm of Ross F. Tew | Arlington, Texas
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • Texas
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Biography

I grew up in Austin, attended Baylor, lived in Dallas with my wife for a number of years before moving to Fort Worth, started a family, and opened my practice.

Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Area
  • Guardianship
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
The Law Firm of Ross F. Tew, PC
- Current
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24084659
Member
Current
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Tarrant County Association of Mediators
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
55 Questions Answered
Q. How do I get the money out of my father's Wells Fargo bank account? My father died on August 2, 2020 without a will.
A: A Small Estate Affidavit may allow you to collect the account if the total assets in the estate (other than the homestead and exempt property) do not exceed $75,000, and the assets exceed the debts owed by the estate. If the non-exempt, non-homestead assets exceed $75,000 then you'll need a determination of heirship. If you need a determination of heirship and there are unsecured debts owed, then the court will likely appoint you or another qualified individual as the administrator of the estate. I agree with Ms. Garrett that you need to sit down with a probate attorney and weigh you options.
Q. My mother passed away last month. I was her P.O.A., her guardian, etc. She was a ward of the court because my brother
A: Did your mother leave a Will? If so, the Executor named in the Will can offer the Will up for probate and then motion the Court to release the funds held in the registry. If your mother didn't leave a Will you can apply to be named Administrator of her estate, at which point you can motion the Court to release the funds held in the registry. If there is no Will, then the Court will need to determine who your mom's heirs are.
Q. Can the executor of a will change the provisions without all the beneficiary's consent?
A: Generally speaking, no. Texas law allows for the beneficiaries of a will to amend the terms by family settlement agreement, which would require every beneficiary to consent.
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Contact & Map
The Law Firm of Ross F. Tew, P.C.
4025 Woodland Park Boulevard, Suite 140
Arlington, TX 76013
Telephone: (817) 265-9002
Cell: (214) 558-4489
Fax: (817) 886-8620
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)