How Long Does Probate Take in Texas?

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When winding up business affairs of a person who has passed away, many people may be concerned about how long it will take to go through the probate process to probate a Will. There is a series of events that should take place to effectively probate a Will. In this article we will discuss the…

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How Much Does Probate Cost in Texas?

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A big concern for many people thinking of probating a Will is the cost of the probate process. Texas law allows for a streamlined process of probating Wills called independent administration. If independent administration is provided for in the Will, executors and administrators can perform their duties largely independent of court supervision, thereby reducing the…

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Types of Probate Courts in Texas

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There are a variety of types of courts in Texas that have jurisdiction over different kinds of cases. In this article we will generally discuss the Texas court system and explain how probate courts fit within that structure. Austin probate lawyers Farren Smith and Tyler Bleau are experienced in court settings and can assist with probate and other court proceedings in all courts in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville and Cedar Park.

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Managing Estate Assets as Executor

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If you have been named as an Executor (or Executrix, if female) of an estate, it may seem on the one hand a great honor and on the other an overwhelming responsibility. It is your job as the individual named in a person’s Will to settle the decedent’s estate. The decedent placed a great deal…

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Dying Without a Will in Texas

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Many people in Texas go to a Texas attorney and have their Wills drafted because they want to control who will get their property when the die. However, sometimes people do not have Wills. If a person dies without a Will directing to whom their property passes, the person dies “intestate” and the laws of…

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