After a person dies, it is often necessary for his or her estate to go through the probate process. This is the process where the court recognizes the person’s death and authorizes the administration of that person’s estate. The process is overseen by a probate court.
In Texas, the probate process involves several steps including:
- Determining whether probate is needed and choosing the best probate procedure
- Determining the validity of the Will
- If the individual died without a Will, determining the identity of the heirs
- Appointing an individual to administer the estate
- Gathering property
- Paying debts
- Resolution of any disputes over assets in the estate
- Distributing assets to beneficiaries or heirs as determined or approved by the court
Each estate will have its own complexities, and it’s vital to work with an experienced attorney who can help you understand the process and make it as stress-free as possible.
Licensed Probate Attorneys
At Alexander Law Firm, we specialize in helping Austin families navigate the complexities of estate planning and the probate process. Our attorneys have years of experience in the Texas probate system. If you have had a family member or loved one pass away, are a beneficiary to an estate, or have been named as the legal representative or executor of an estate, then we are here to help guide you through the process and ensure that you are protected.
The probate process can feel complex without the right support. Whether the estate involves real property, bank accounts, , excessive debts, or determining the guardianship of minor children, we are here to offer our expertise and experience to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible for all the parties involved.
Probate & Estate Planning
Proper estate planning and a valid Will are essential components to protect an estate and an individual’s desired beneficiaries. The experienced attorneys at Alexander Law Firm are here to help you navigate the estate planning and probate process.
We have the expertise to help with estates involving all types of family structures. We are experienced in working with blended, LGBT, and non-traditional families, and can assist with planning to avoid conflicts regarding inheritance and estate issues. We are here to listen and help you through the probate process.