Probate is the process of ensuring a deceased person's property passes to the proper heirs. If the deceased left a will, this involves proving a will is valid and thereafter administering the estate of the deceased according to the terms of the will. If no will is found for the deceased, this involves finding the appropriate person to administer the estate and determining the proper heirs under Texas law.
Even if there is a will, I will sometimes advise that probate may not be necessary if the estate is small with no real estate title to be transferred, or all of the estate is either jointly owned or community property.
I can help you decide whether to probate an estate, whether a will is valid and what probate procedure is most appropriate for a situation. In addition, I help execute / administer the estate appropriately - advising what bills to pay, how to transfer title, and how to distribute the estate.
You can call me today at (512) 255-8900 to request a consultation. I offer a 30-minute initial consultation for $50.00.