Probate & Administration
Probate is the legal process of going to court to settle the estate of a person who has died (known as a “decedent”). Our lawyers have over 39 combined years of practice experience, with a commitment to excellence and efficiency. We have kept our office small so that we can provide a high level of personal attention and service to each client.
- Probate Administration: Independent and dependent administration is where the court appoints a personal representative of an estate to gather the assets of an estate, pay the debts, and distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries. If the decedent left a will, the personal representative is usually named in the will and is known as the executor. If the decedent died without a will, the personal representative is known as the administrator.
- Heirship: When a person in Texas dies without a will or in other situations, an heirship proceeding is necessary for the court to determine the lawful heirs.
- Other proceedings less complicated than the administration of an estate or an heirship, such as Muniment of Title, Affidavit of Heirship, and Small Estate Affidavits are options in some situations.