When May You Avoid Probate in Texas? | The Probate Law Group

When May You Avoid Probate in Texas?

Probate is right up there, with root canals on the list of things that people dread. So, it’s not difficult to imagine why most people want to know whether and when they can just skip the whole thing. Texas does have several methods for skipping probate in very specific circumstances and some methods for simplifying, […]

4 Common Probate Problems in Texas - The Probate Law Group

4 Common Probate Problems in Texas 

It would be nice if probate could be simple for every Texan. Unfortunately, the process doesn’t always run smoothly. Here are four probate problems that can arise when the decedent’s assets go to probate. #1) Lack of Estate Planning on the Part of the Decedent It’s very common for a person to die and for […]

What Happens When a Person Dies Without a Will in Texas? - The Probate Law Group

What Happens When a Person Dies Without a Will in Texas?

Dying without a will is known as dying intestate. Intestacy requires the state to distribute the assets of the estate in accordance with that state’s law.  Who inherits will depend on who survives the decedent and state law. The state will use the heirship process to determine who the surviving heirs are, and in what […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Texas Muniment of Titles - The Probate Law Group

Frequently Asked Questions About Texas Muniment of Titles

Transferring real estate after death can get complicated, especially if you can’t locate the real estate title. Fortunately, Texas has a procedure that allows courts to treat certain documents as proof of a property title so the transfer may proceed. This may only be done when the deceased leaves a valid will behind and may […]

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Simplified Probate Process in Texas: What You Need to Know

Navigating the probate process in Texas can be overwhelming, especially for beneficiaries dealing with a decedent’s estate. The Probate Law Group brings you good news – a simplified probate process is available for estates below a certain value. This shorter and more efficient process comes with important procedural steps that cannot be avoided.   Who […]

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Navigating Probate: Identifying Exempt Assets in Texas

The probate process can present various challenges, both logistically and emotionally, for the loved ones left behind by a decedent. However, not all assets are subject to probate, as some are automatically exempt from the process. At The Probate Law Group, we specialize in distinguishing between probate and non-probate assets, sparing families from unnecessary resource-draining […]

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Texas Probate Insights from The Probate Law Group

 With over 35 years of experience in Texas probate law, The Probate Law Group offers unique insights into estate planning and the probate process. Our clients trust us to provide answers and achieve the results they need. Here are some common questions we encounter: What is probate? Probate is the court process of reviewing and […]

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Probate Solutions Without a Will: Understanding Intestate Succession in Texas

In the probate process, a court judge typically reviews a decedent’s will to distribute their assets to beneficiaries. However, when there’s no will in place, the probate court must decide how to handle the distribution of assets and debts. In Texas, intestate succession rules come into play to determine the rightful recipients. Intestate Succession Rules […]