Dealing with a loss – If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you must deal with grieving in your own way. At the right time, the family must deal with the legal process relating to the administration of the estate of the deceased. I guide my clients through this process. Estate administration involves the collection and distribution of assets of the deceased and the payment of debts. If the deceased had a valid will, distribution is carried out according to the terms of the will, or under the intestacy laws of the State of Texas, if there was no will.
Probate of Wills
- Probate is the process of submitting a will to the court, establishing the validity of the will, paying of estate liabilities, and distributing the contents of the deceased person’s estate in accordance with the will.
Determination of Heirship
- The process of establishing the heirs of a deceased person who left no valid will, and distributing that person’s estate in accordance with Texas law.