Katy Probate Attorneys
Your Guide through Probate in Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, Austin & Wharton Counties
Families that have recently lost a loved one often have questions about the probate process in Texas. Under state law, everything that the individual owned at the time of death will belong to that person's estate. In most circumstances, the probate court will then be responsible for distributing those assets to the appropriate parties.
Our probate attorneys in Katy have helped several families throughout all phases of probate. With nearly 85 years of combined legal experience, we are here to provide you with detailed information about the specific laws that may apply to your case.
Contact The Springer Law Firm today at (281) 990-6025 to schedule a consultation.
Understanding Probate in Texas
One of the first things the courts will do after a person passes away is determine whether or not that individual had an estate plan. If he or she did, the will or trust will be reviewed to make sure it is valid and current. If so, the property will then be distributed according to those wishes.
If an estate plan has not been put in place, the courts will distribute the property according to Texas law. This means that certain family members will get priority, regardless of whether or not they were close with the person who passed away. Friends and close associates may be left out entirely in some cases.
Probate administration often involves issue such as:
- Affidavit of Heirship
- Estate Administration
- Heirship Proceeding
- Muniment of Title
- Small Estate Affidavit
Probate can be extremely confusing and, unfortunately, time-consuming. Any mistakes made during the process could lead to even longer delays and potential lawsuits by unhappy beneficiaries. You need an experienced law firm ready to help you ensure that everything is done according to your loved one's final wishes.