We live in a time when tasks can be completed fast. Technology has made this possible. We expect fast. We are annoyed when things are not fast. When a loved one passes you may be asking yourself, “How long does probate take in Texas?” Unfortunately, probate is not fast. It is a slow process.
From the time the probate application is submitted to the time when the probate is closed, six months may have elapsed. That is if everything goes as planned. We usually tell clients to expect 6 to 8 months.
But there are circumstances that can draw out the probate process. A family dispute. Missing records. The probate court has too many cases. The probate court assigned an unresponsive attorney ad litem. These are just a few factors that can slow the process down.
And there are some instances when you may want to hold the probate process open longer. For example, it may be beneficial to hold the probate process open longer if one of the heirs is a minor. It may be easier to wait until they turn 18 to distribute property to them.
You can read more about the probate process in our Texas Probate Guide.
Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients, including helping with probate administrations. 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.
Disclaimer: The content of this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice and should not be acted upon without consulting a qualified probate attorney.
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