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Probate a Will

A will is normally probated as soon as is practicable after the death of the decedent, the person who makes the will. It is, of course, advisable to probate a will when land, and any real property, is involved so that title to the realty can pass properly. The executor, or executrix, oversees this process, and Texas law provides an orderly method for administration of the estate. This person is held accountable by the beneficiaries. Texas law generally encourages partial distribution during the period of administration; assets may generally be distributed in-kind, rather than sold, during this period. Tax laws focus the responsibility for death tax filings and payments of the executor, or executrix, under a will. Therefore, the choice of an executor, or executrix, is an important one.

If you need advice on the best method to probate your loved one's will, you will need the experience of an attorney previously involved in such cases. Our firm has served the Dallas area for over 40 years. We have the resources to answer all your questions concerning probating a will with the qualifications to present a strong case for you. Please fill out our form online or call 972-980-8000 today and schedule your free consultation.