Texas Probate Attorney
It is understandably difficult to deal with the loss of a loved one while also bearing the burden of reviewing their assets and administering the estate. Consulting with the caring and experienced Texas Probate Attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm to discuss the handling of your family member’s estate can be a relief during your time of bereavement.
Putting an experienced lawyer in your corner who has been through the process multiple times can help your matter run as smoothly as possible. We can assist you with questions related to a number of areas concerning Probate Law.
What Is Probate?
Probate is the legal process used to wrap up the estate of a person who has died. The process involves the collection, inventory and appraisal of assets; handling of will contests and estate disputes; filing and payment of estate taxes, payment and collection of debts; and the distribution of remaining estate assets to rightful beneficiaries.
Types Of Probate Proceedings
In Texas, there are three types of Probate Proceedings.
- Dependent Administration: This form of probate has a very high level of court supervision. That means the administrator needs the court’s permission to enter into almost any transaction, from paying the estate’s debts to selling property.
- Independent Administration: This is the most common type of probate administration in Texas. Compared to dependent administration, this process is much less expensive because the administrator does not need to go to court very often, nor does he or she usually have to post a bond.
- Muniment of Title: This method of probate is unique to Texas. There is no executor or administrator appointed to distribute property. Rather, once the court certifies that the will is truly the last will of the deceased person, the court’s order itself transfers title to the intended beneficiaries.
How The Carlson Law Firm Probate Lawyers Can Help
We have a team of experienced, dedicated probate attorneys and legal assistants who have nothing but your best interest in mind. They understand the difficult process you are facing and are able to lend their unwavering support and provide guidance.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation, or to schedule an appointment with a Texas Probate Attorney.