Probate & Estate Administration
During your time of grief, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the many steps involved in managing an estate—but you don’t need to be.
Compassion and thoughtfulness are the keystones of my probate practice; my goal is to ensure the process goes quickly and smoothly for you and your family.
In Texas, probate is the legal process that transfers title of property from the estate of the person who has died, known as the “Decedent”, to his or her beneficiaries. This process requires that:
- All of the Decedent’s property is gathered
- His or her debts are paid
- The Decedent’s remaining assets are distributed according to the provisions of his or her will, or
- If he or she died without a will, then the Decedent’s assets will be distributed according to Texas intestacy law.
Every executor, administrator, trustee, beneficiary or other fiduciary involved in the probate process will owe specific responsibilities to the court, often with strict deadlines. A fiduciary who does not properly complete his or her duties risks personal liability to the estate for any expenses incurred, making it important that a Texas probate attorney assist you in complying with these complex and time-sensitive requirements. My clients rely on me to help them make prudent decisions for meeting their legal, financial and ethical obligations, and I take that responsibility seriously.
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