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Texas Probate Information

When a family member or loved one dies in Texas, the person’s estate will typically have to go through the Texas probate process in order to properly administer the estate.

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Please click the links below for more information on administering the probate process.

  • Overview of the Texas Probate Process: Read about what you can expect when starting the probate process in Texas when a loved one dies.
  • Probating a Will in Texas: Probating a will in Texas is an important legal process that allows the heirs of a decedent to obtain their rightful share in the estate’s assets. Learn how to get a will probated in Texas.
  • Determining Heirs in Texas: A proceeding to determine heirship in Texas is typically used when a person who owns real or personal property dies without leaving a will. Learn how to file an application to determine heirship in the state of Texas.
  • Texas Intestacy – The Process of Opening an Estate Without a Will: If the decedent’s assets cannot be automatically transferred and there is no will, then there are two avenues to opening an administration in Texas: Independent administration and dependent administration.
  • Muniment of Title – Transferring Property in Texas Without Appointing an Executor: This is exclusive to Texas and happens in cases where a decedent has left a valid will and real estate property in Texas that needs to be transferred.
  • Texas Small Estate Affidavit: Read about the process of if a decedent dies without leaving any will and their estate is less than $50,000 in value.
  • What is Texas Probate Administration?: Texas probate administration is the process by which a court oversees the payment of debts and the distribution of assets of a deceased person.
  • Assets in Texas that Do Not Have to Be Probated: All assets do not necessarily need to be distributed by Texas probate. Read about the type of assets in survivorship accounts that are not probated.
  • Ancillary Administration: Ancillary administration, sometimes also called supplementary administration, becomes necessary when the decedent owns property or perhaps even business holdings in a different state than the one in which they reside.
  • Wills: Find out what you need to know about creating a valid will in Texas and how our attorneys can help.
  • Contesting a Will: A will can be contested in Texas for many reasons. Find out those reasons and how to get help.

To discuss your probate administration issue, please call Keith Morris Attorney at Law at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth or send a message.

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    Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.

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    Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.

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