Category Archives: Probate

You’ve heard that probate is an expensive and time-consuming process, but how long does it take, exactly? Each state has its own laws on probate methods, and the time to probate an estate may vary on an individual basis. Today, our probate attorneys explain how long the probate process generally takes in Texas.  Related Post: […]

An executor, sometimes referred to as a personal representative, is responsible for implementing the terms of a deceased person’s will. But solely naming an executor doesn’t mean that they have any duty or responsibility. Executors have no legal duty to act until a judge appoints them in a probate proceeding. Once they’re appointed, the executor […]

Intestacy in Texas – What You Need to Know Intestacy refers to the status of someone’s estate who dies without a will. When a person has died intestate in Texas, his/her estate goes through probate court and the state laws will control how to distribute the assets. In a previous blog post, we addressed the […]

Probate Attorneys Explain Ancillary Probate in Texas If you have a loved one who owned real estate property and has passed away, there are a lot of things to consider. When it comes to wills and trusts, the legal process can be complicated, especially if your loved one lived out-of-state. In this blog, the probate […]

Probate Attorney: What Are Three Probate Alternatives in Texas? Probate is the process through which a deceased person’s estate is distributed to heirs and beneficiaries. Real estate can often be a part of the decedent’s estate. Do you know how property is commonly handled during the probate process in Texas? Previously on the blog, we […]

The Wills and Trusts Attorneys Explain Who Can Serve as Executor If you have been named in a will as the executor of an estate in Texas, the county probate judge must decide if you are qualified to serve. Because the executor is responsible for protecting the assets, filing tax returns, paying bills, and distributing […]

Probate Lawyer Advice: Notifying Family Nobody wants to go through the process of probate, but it’s an unfortunate reality of dealing with an estate. One of the more emotionally exhausting parts of the probate process is informing the family. When notifying family, it’s important to do it with a careful and cautious approach. Today in […]

A Probate Attorney Breaks Down Common Probate Terms If you’re not familiar with probate, and not too many people are, then you may be overwhelmed with all the terms and phrases being thrown at you. Of course, you didn’t go to law school to learn all of this stuff, so why would you know them? […]

A Probate Lawyer Explains What to Expect in Probate Court The probate court, also known as chancery or surrogate’s court, is a unique court which handles cases specific to the management of an estate following the death of an individual. This includes the distribution of property, finances, and debts to beneficiaries. While the court ensures […]