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Probating a Will

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What happens in an Independent Administration


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How We Help You Admit a Will to Probate

We can help you every step of the way when applying to probate a Will before the proper court. We can assist you in all aspects of the following matters and more.

* Preparing an Application
* Filing the Application with the proper court
* Drafting notices to comply with applicable statutes
* Representing clients at hearings
* Obtaining an Order that admits a Will to probate and appoints an executor
* Assisting clients with the administration of an estate
* Preparing and filing the Inventory, Appraisement and List of Claims
* Drafting appropriate estate closing documents

Many alternatives are available to administrate and close an estate in Texas. Because of the variety of procedures, determining the proper one is essential to saving time and money in accomplishing your objectives.

Of all available options, Independent Administrations are among the most frequently used procedure. For more information, read our letter to friends and clients outlining the steps in an Independent Administration.

In addition to the commonly known Independent Administration, in which an executor manages an Estate without court supervision, we can also assist you in the alternatives, including probating a Will as a muniment of title and small estate filings. These and other alternative procedures are available in certain types of estates. Some procedures are especially useful when attempting to clear the title to real property.

In addition to assisting you with the probate of a Will, we can assist you in litigation relating to all aspects of trust and estate disputes.


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