Dealing with the loss of a loved one is emotional and, often, traumatic. Disagreements are not uncommon.
When an individual passes away the probate court oversees the collection of assets, property and liabilities. If there is no will and the individual died “intestate,” meaning without a will, the probate judge will apply the Texas laws of intestate distribution to the living heirs. When there is a will, the probate court accepts the entry of the will, oversees the notice requirements to named heirs and individuals taking under the will. The will names an executor of the deceased individual’s estate and the executor works directly with the court and probate attorney. The more the process is established in advance, and when in good health, the easier probate should be on the loved ones and family left behind.
The attorneys at The Barrows Firm will help clients probate a will, settle an estate and make the process as painless as possible for everyone involved.