The Silberman Law Firm, PLLC provides testate administration (probate where the decedent left a will) for affordable flat rates when there are no complicating factors. Simple testate probates usually involve a named independent executor with a valid, original will.
Probate is the process of proving up a will in court as valid. When there are no disputes regarding the will and the will is a valid original, Texas has one of the most simple and inexpensive probate processes in the country.
The Probate Process When there is a Will
In most cases, a will can only be probated within 4 years of the date of the decedent's death. The named executor in the will usually hires an attorney to perform the probate. The attorney files an application for probate and files the original will with the court. A hearing is then set in which the will is proven to be valid before the court. The court will then issue Letters of Testamentary that evidence the executor's authority to act on behalf of the estate.
Testate probate proceedings are often necessary to properly transfer assets to beneficiaries of the will. It is important to use a competent probate lawyer to navigate the probate process. Feel free to use the form below to request a free consultation or call our office during regular business hours.