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What is Probate Administration?

For more information about probate administration, Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are able to answer all of your questions. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today or submit an online contact form.

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    "Ryan and team were very professional and empathetic regarding probating my sister's estate."

    They were caring and kind all the way through the process. I highly recommend them to anyone entitled to claim leftover funds from foreclosure or who need to probate an estate for a loved one. Here is a picture of myself and my lovely sister, Karen!

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    "After my Mom passed away and her house was foreclosed on, Ryan of Conscious Dealz helped me get the excess funds from the foreclosure."

    He told me the amount I would receive at the beginning of the process. He also told me that I would never have to step inside of a court room, which I didn't want to due to the complex challenges of probate court. Ryan and his team worked very hard for me.

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    "He was responsive and found the right resources for us."

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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. The probate process can be emotionally draining, expensive and time consuming but we can guide you through the process and make the situation more manageable. There are different types of Texas probate proceedings and a variety of alternatives available to you, depending upon how you wish to administer the assets.

How Do I Probate a Will in Texas?

If you listen to companies that sell trusts in order to bypass the Texas probate process, you would think that probating a will is a difficult undertaking. In fact, in the state of Texas, it is a very straightforward process. The amount of work required to probate a will depends on the individual circumstances surrounding the estate.

A probate lawyer in Texas can help you navigate the variables to find out the right solution for your situation: whether that is probating the will and obtaining letters testamentary in order to administer the assets, or probating the will as muniment of title in order to simply transfer ownership of property from the decedent to the heirs.

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. The process is easier than if the decedent died without a will (intestacy) and requires far less court intervention. When a decedent has a will, the court will admit the will to probate and issue letters testamentary to the executor. The executor will have the authority to gather the assets and administer them. The will dictates how a decedent expects to have their assets distributed and to whom. If no will is available, then the court will be charged with determining who the beneficiaries are and how the estate is distributed in accordance with Texas intestacy laws.

If you’ve been named as executor of a will, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly will work with you to fulfill your promise to your loved one in the Texas probate administration process. With his help, you can be assured that you’re receiving quality counsel, and taking the appropriate action to settle your loved one’s affairs swiftly and with dignity. Attorneys Morris & Kelly can help you through the process of admitting a will to probate in any Texas probate court to make sure the wishes of the deceased are honored. We will evaluate the situation and bring to bear our knowledge of the Texas Probate Code to provide maximum value to the estate’s heirs.

To discuss your situation or get more information on probate, call Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law today at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth.

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets

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

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case

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

  • Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing

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

  • Case Won Guardianship Case

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

  • Six-Figure Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case

    Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

  • Extensive Experience

    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.

  • Aggressive Litigators

    Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.

  • Free Consultations
    Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
  • Personalized Attention

    If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

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