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When you choose us to be your probate easy button, you’re opting for an elevated legal experience. Our concierge legal services ensure that your probate process is high-touch, seamless, and worry-free. We don’t just handle paperwork; we answer phones and respond to emails promptly. With us as your partners, you’ll experience a probate journey that’s not only efficient but also exceptionally smooth and stress-free.
It is important to understand the probate process in Texas. When a person dies, their assets and liabilities must be accounted for and distributed according to their Will or, if there is no Will, according to Texas intestacy laws. Probate is the legal process by which this is accomplished. In Texas, probate is typically handled by the county court in the county where the deceased person lived. In larger counties like Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, and Denton, probate is handled by statutory probate courts. These are specialized courts that only process probate, guardianship, and mental health cases. The probate process can take several months or even years and can be costly and time-consuming.
Don't Let Your Inheritance Slip Away:
The Consequences of Not Probating
Probate is crucial because it establishes the link in the chain of title for property. While not all property requires probate (such as life insurance policies, retirement accounts, and more), it’s essential to understand when probate is necessary.
Texas allows a relatively short window, only 4 years, to commence probate. After that, your options for administration become limited. Luckily, Texas offers a straightforward probate process.
In Texas, there are eight types of probate administration:
We help you navigate through these, ensuring a smooth process.
Objections like “Isn’t probate just a hassle?” or “Can’t I avoid probate?” are common. However, avoiding probate might result in losing assets, your inheritance, and the foundation for generational wealth. While it is possible to avoid probate, a Will is your one-way ticket to the probate courthouse. If you want to learn ways to help you minimize and potentially avoid probate altogether, talk to us about trust-based estate planning. Whether you are the beneficiary in a Will or an intestate heir, you must take action. Secure what’s rightfully yours!
You can download Texas Probate Worksheet to help you gather all of the pertinent information needed to administer the estate.
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Safeguarding Your Wealth:
Why Not Probating Is a Costly Mistake
Do you know how you lose property in one or more successive generations? You do nothing! I’ve seen it many times. Here’s a common story: Great grandpa and grandma owned acres of land and had multiple children. When great grandpa died, grandma did nothing to probate his estate. Then great grandma dies. The children of great grandma and grandpa did nothing to probate her estate. Fast forward two decades and dozens of fractional owners of the land abound. Some pay the property taxes and others don’t. They disagree with what should be done with the property. Now we have fighting and a big title mess to clean up. This is the reality of what doing nothing often looks like.
It’s essential to realize that avoiding probate can lead to unintended financial losses and great deal of family disharmony. Probate is the process that safeguards your family’s financial future.
Our experienced probate attorney can guide you through probate efficiently and protect your wealth and assets. Don’t risk the cost of inaction; secure your family’s financial future today.
Time is Money:
Why DIY Probate Can Cost You More
People often believe probate is expensive, complicated, and time-consuming. While it can be expensive and time-consuming, it’s not as complicated in Texas as it is in other states. Contrary to popular belief, having a Will doesn’t avoid probate – a Will is your entry ticket to probate court. However, if you value privacy and control, there are strategies to avoid probate. Discuss your goals with our attorney to determine the best approach.
In Texas, the probate process is relatively straightforward. Still, you might wonder, “Why should I hire an attorney for probate?” or think, “I can handle this myself.” First, in Texas you cannot represent yourself in probate court. You must hire an attorney for the majority of the probate procedures available.
Why should you work with an attorney that routinely handles probate matters? Attorneys that do not regularly practice in this area are unlikely to know the nuances of the process and the workings of the various probate courts. That lack of knowledge can lead to delays and increased costs, making time an expensive resource.
Our experienced attorney can help you move through the process expeditiously through the process and help control costs. Don’t risk costly delays; let us guide you through probate efficiently to better control costs.
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Avoiding Probate Hassles:
The Benefits of Trust Based Estate Planning
A properly drafted and funded trust generally avoids probate. Although trust administration does not require court involvement, it still has essential steps, similar to probate that need to be followed.
Trustees have duties similar to executors, including gathering assets, managing them, paying debts and taxes, and distributing assets according to trust terms. We assist successor trustees in managing these complexities.