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If you’re dealing with the passing of a loved one in Texas, this category is dedicated to helping you understand the probate administration process. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We provide valuable information on probate timelines, inventory and appraisal, creditor claims, distribution of assets, and more.

Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters. Call us today for a FREE attorney consultation.

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02
Jun

Letters Testamentary in Texas

After a person passes away, there is often a lot that needs to be done to settle their affairs and distribute their property. This can be a complicated and time-consuming process, especially if the person had significant assets or debts. One of the first steps in this process is for a personal representative to apply...
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02
Jun

Probate and Accessing a Safe Deposit Box in Texas

The search for a last will and testament and other papers is one of the first steps to take after someone passes away.  The will is generally needed to start the probate process.  Beneficiary forms are needed to get access to accounts. The list goes on and on. While the interested parties may be able...
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02
Jun

What Happens if You Lose an Original Will?

We live in a digital world, and most of our important documents are stored in digital form. Many of our documents can only be found by searching through our email inbox. However, some documents, such as wills, must be kept in paper form. This raises a concern: what happens when the original will is lost...
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02
Jun

Texas Probate Attorney Ad Litem Fee is Not Negotiable

When someone dies without a will, the probate courts in Texas are required to appoint attorneys to represent the unknown heirs.  This attorney is referred to as an “attorney ad litem.” The attorney ad litem fee is paid out of the probate assets of the estate.  The amount of the fee can vary widely based...
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02
Jun

Obtaining Clear Title When Will Not Probated

A will has to be admitted to probate to be valid. And there is a time limit to admit a will to probate in Texas. Those who inherit everything under a will may not meet this deadline thinking that they do not need to probate the will, given that they inherit everything. This often results...
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02
Jun

Probate Settlements Are Binding Under Texas Law

When someone passes away, their estate typically goes through a legal process called probate. During this process, the deceased person’s assets are distributed to their heirs and any outstanding debts are settled. However, disputes can arise between heirs regarding who should serve as the personal representative, how the estate is handled, and the distribution of...
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02
Jun

Court Says Widow’s Allowance Paid out of Community Property Estate

The probate process can present a number of challenges for surviving spouses. These challenges can include figuring out how to pay personal expenses when the primary liquid assets are tied up in probate. Texas law allows for a widow’s allowance to cover these expenses. The court in Estate of Nielsen, No. 06-17-00055-CV (Tex. App.–Texarakana 2017)...
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02
Jun

Information to Locate for Probate

Probate is the legal process by which a deceased person’s estate is settled and distributed to their heirs and beneficiaries. It can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires careful attention to detail and knowledge of Texas probate law. If you are responsible for managing a loved one’s estate or are going through the...
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May

Executor Cannot Resign Without Notice & Consent of Will Distributees

Probate cases can be challenging given the different parties involved. In some cases, family members who have lifetime differences and long-running disputes are forced to work together to wind up the decedent’s last affairs. These disputes often end up in probate court. This can result in disputes and overreaching. The recent Estate of Allen, 658...
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