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Ancillary Administration

If you have unique circumstances in your probate case or would like to explore your options for managing your estate, call Keith Morris today at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth.

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Texas Ancillary Administration Attorneys

What Is Ancillary Administration Is And When Is It Necessary?

Probate is the system by which a person’s estate — their assets and debts — are legally administered. Certain circumstances can make the administration of a decedent’s will a little different and slightly more complex. For those who own property in different states, for example, an ancillary administration might be necessary.

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 he or she resides. For example, if a person resides in Texas, primary probate would occur in the state of Texas. If that person owns a property that is located in another state, ancillary administration would occur in that state. This supplemental administration is necessary because the laws of probate differ from state to state.

What Kind Of Property Requires Ancillary Administration?

There are several types of property that might necessitate ancillary administration after a person dies. Real estate is one of the most prevalent, however any property registered in a different state also will be subject to supplementary administration. For instance, if the decedent owns a vehicle, boat or airplane registered in a different state (for tax, insurance or other reasons), then ancillary probate would be needed. Livestock, real estate, oil/gas/mineral rights associated with property holdings and businesses located in other states are also examples of property that could require supplemental administration.

The ancillary probate will need to be conducted in accordance with the laws of the state the property is located or registered in. If the person has died intestate, meaning that he or she did not have a Last Will and Testament, this secondary probate will be resolved in accordance with the intestacy laws of the state in which the property is registered or located.

Making Ancillary Probate Easier

If you own or have registered property in a state other than the one in which you reside, estate planning is even more important. A probate lawyer can help create a Will that properly incorporates property held in a different state and discuss ways to make probating such a Will easier on your loved ones.

Schedule a consultation with an experienced probate attorney today to discuss estate planning and any possible issues of ancillary administration. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston or (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth for more probate information.

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Case Results
  • Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing

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

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case

    Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.

  • Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar International Estate

    Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets

    Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.

  • Won Summary Judgment Multi-Million Dollar Trust Dispute

    Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

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    With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.

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