Have you had the honor of being named the Executor of a will? The assistance of a qualified estate planning attorney will allow you to carry out your duties in a simplified and streamlined manner.
Probate is the legal process necessary to recognize a person’s death and administer their estate, and there are 8 general steps included in the probate process.
The probate process is either expedited or hindered by the type of will administration outlined in the decedent’s last will and testament. There are 3 basic types of will administration in the state of Texas.
If the decedent’s estate is debt free and contains a very small bank account and/or a single house, you and your estate planning attorney can file a Muniment of Title. When conducting the probate process as a Muniment of Title, the court reviews the last will and testament, transfers the few assets (home and small bank account) to the beneficiary and validates that there is no need for a formal administration process.
As you can see, the probate process contains many variables. Justin and Jacob are available to consult with you!