Texas Probate Law

Dallas Probate Attorney

Texas Last Will and Testament A Will, also called a Last Will and Testament allows a person to give property and other assets to specific people or organizations as well as naming an Executor to settle the affairs of the estate. Without a will, a person’s belongings will be distributed according to Texas intestacy laws, which may not be desirable.  Our firm will provide a consultation to assess whether a will is the right estate planning tool and suggest items in a will custom tailored to a client’s situation. Our package will be done at an affordable flat fee. Call our office to schedule a consultation. Living Trusts in Texas The Revocable Living Trust (“Living Trust”) is a tool in Texas estate planning.  A person executes a trust document naming the person as the trustee and the beneficiary of the trust. Some of the reasons a person might choose to form a Living Trust in Texas include:
  • Desire to Keep Estate Private
  • Personal Preference to Avoid Probate
 A living trust can certainly be the correct choice for many when considering options for estate planning. Contact u to navigate the estate planning process in Texas. Texas Affidavit of Heirship Often times relatives die without a will in Texas which may lead to problems for heirs when real property is involved. These problems often come to light when the heirs attempt to sell the property in a transaction where the buyer is requiring title insurance. One of the most efficient methods of remedying these issues involves the use of an affidavit of heirship. The affidavit of heirship describes the family history and details who the likely heirs are according to the Probate Code. The affidavit is filed in the real property records of the county where the property is located. After the affidavit is filed, a deed can now be prepared to transfer the property to a new buyer or consolidate the property to one heir. A summary of the process is as follows:
  • Explain the family history to our firm
  • Our firm will prepare the affidavit
  • Our firm will record the affidavit in the county records 
The affidavit of heirship process is one of the most practical method to resolve issues when the property owner dies without a will in Texas. Contact our office Craig Watkins Attorney at Law for a consultation.

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