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Probate Administration

Houston Probate Administration

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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