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Dallas Probate Administration Attorneys

Dallas Probate Administration Attorneys

When a loved one passes away, their estate must be examined and distributed through a process called probate. As the executor or administrator of an estate, you will need guidance from a knowledgeable legal guide to help avoid pitfalls along the way. Call for an initial consultation with Top Probate Lawyers in Dallas, TX to get started with the probate process. Probate Administration in Dallas

The Probate Process

Probate involves two basic steps:

  • Gathering assets,
  • Payment of debts, and
  • Transfer of assets to beneficiaries or heirs

During the probate process, the executor or administrator and others involved should have an understanding of the elements involved:

  • Validity – If a will exists upon a loved one’s passing, probate will first take routine steps to determine if it is valid. If an eligible party has reason to contest a will, it will be taken to probate court to determine its validity.
  • Verification If there is no will, one has to go through a process to identify and confirm the heirs of the estate.
  • Appraisals – Assets of the estate–such as homes, businesses, or family heirlooms–are subject to appraisal to determine their true value during probate process.
  • Debts – If any debts or taxes are owed when the decedent passes away, the probate process provides a means for resolving them.
  • Distribution – When all other aspects of probate are sorted, the property and assets of the estate can be distributed.

Probate With or Without a Will

If there is a valid last will and testament, the probate process will include admitting the will to probate and distributing assets according to the will.  If there is no will, the deceased person’s heirs will inherit according to Texas intestacy laws.

An executor or administrator will be appointed, either according to the will or Texas law if no will exists, who must carry out the probate process in order to help ensure the estate is distributed appropriately.

We help clients in both cases, when there is a will and there is not a will.

Our Dallas Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients, including helping with probate administrations. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters.


Disclaimer:  The content of this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice and should not be acted upon without consulting a qualified probate attorney.