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What Is the Process of Probating a Will in Texas?

Probate involves the complex process of transferring ownership of a deceased person’s property to the beneficiaries listed in his or her will. Probating a will can also include the administration of the deceased person’s estate, debt collections and payment of its creditors. In the state of Texas, the probate process has a unique set of steps that your probate attorney can help you follow if you are a beneficiary or will maker.

How Can I Probate a Will in Texas?

If you are a person living in Texas who is about to start the process of probating a will, then you will quickly realize that the process can be lengthy and complicated. You should consider hiring a probate lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will walk you through the steps that will need to be taken over the course of the probate process. Some of the steps included in Texas probate are:

  • Submitting an application to probate the deceased person’s will
  • Attending a formal hearing and providing the probate court with evidence so they can validate the deceased person’s death and will admittance
  • Providing the will to the court
  • Sending notice to creditors of the deceased person’s death
  • Also sending notices to all the beneficiaries of the estate
  • Collecting inventory and appraising any assets of the deceased person

This process can take weeks or months, depending on the amount of assets and property that need to be allocated to the appropriate beneficiaries. The Texas probate attorneys at Anderson & Riddle, LLP have experience in probate law. We could assist you throughout the probate process in Texas. Contact us today to get a consultation.