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When you begin the probate process the first step is submitting an application for probate. You must submit this application the proper Texas probate court in the county where the decedent resided. In League City this is Galveston County.
It is of great importance to start the probate process in the correct jurisdiction. Probates filed in the incorrect court will likely be thrown out even after going through all the steps. This is further complicated by each court in Texas having its own set of probate proceedings and qualifications. Before filing, it’s best you consult with an attorney about the county or counties where you feel your probate should be handled.
Since the probate process will be carried out in the county in which the decedent resided, League City probate cases will be within the Galveston County statutory probate court.
The information for the Galveston County Probate court can be found below:
While the judge for this probate court has agreed to the Galveston County Local Court Rules, each judge has their own manner of operating their court and for hearing cases. What works for one statutory probate court in Harris county, might not work in a statutory probate court in Galveston county.
So you have to consult the local rules and then know the procedures for each court. This is why it often helps to hire a probate attorney who regularly handles cases in the Galveston County probate courts.
The cost and length of probate in League City will vary significantly and it depends on a number of factors such as the value and complexities of the estate, the existence of a will and the location of real property owned by the estate. Any disputes or will contests with alleged creditors over the debts of the estate can also add significant time and fees. Common expenses of an estate include executors fees, accounting fees, court fees, appraisal costs, and surety bonds. Most estates are settled through probate in about 9 to 18 months, assuming there is no litigation involved.
Don’t play the guessing game with probate costs and processes. Schedule a FREE CALL experienced probate attorneys online 24/7. We frequently represent clients with sensitive probate matters in League City. We know the Galveston County probate courts, the County Clerk offices, and the League City probate rules.
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