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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.

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