When y0u begin the probate process the first step is submitting an application for probate. This application must be filed with the proper Texas probate court in the county where the decedent resided. In the city of Arlington, this is generally Tarrant County.
It’s extremely important to start the probate process in the correct jurisdiction. Probates filed in the incorrect court will likely be thrown out even after going through all the steps. This is further complicated by each court in Texas having its own set of probate proceedings and qualifications. Before filing, it’s best to consult with an attorney about the county or counties where you feel your probate should be handled.
Arlington Probate Courts
The probate process will take place in the county that the decedent resided, Arlington probate cases will be held within the Tarrant County statutory probate courts.
Tarrant County has two statutory probate courts:
- Probate Court No. 1
- Judge Chris Ponder
- 100 West Weatherford Street Room 260A. Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0242
- (817) 884-1200
- Probate Court No. 2
- Judge Brooke Allen
- 100 West Weatherford Street Room 150. Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0242
- (817) 884-1415
How much will Arlington probate cost? How long will it take?
The cost and length of probate will vary significantly and it depends on a number of factors such as the value and complexities of the estate, the existence of a will and the location of real property owned by the estate. Any disputes or will contests with alleged creditors over the debts of the estate can also add significant time and fees. Common expenses of an estate include executors fees, accounting fees, court fees, appraisal costs, and surety bonds. Most estates are settled though probate in about 9 to 18 months, assuming there is no litigation involved.
Arlington Probate Attorneys
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