Houston area Democrats have selected former judge Kathy Stone as their candidate to run against Republican Georgia Akers in the election to fill the vacancy left from the death of Probate Judge Russell Austin. As too many people simply do not understand the tremendous life-altering powers which probate venues can have, we hope this race will receive significant attention and help educate folks with regard to the probate function.
EstateofDenial.com provides information and analysis of Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases which occur via probate venues and/or probate instruments such as wills, trusts and guardianships. IRA actions generally happen quietly (that’s what can help make them appealing and lucrative) and incidence rates appear to be on an upswing. Concern exists that as the Baby Boomers age, even more of these cases are likely to occur, so races like the Harris County contest need to be viewed as important decisions that will impact lives today and indefinitely into the future.