Helpful Guidance Through The Probate Process
When a loved one dies, their will, trusts and estate must be administered through the probate process. This involves the distribution of property to beneficiaries outlined in the decedent’s will and the payment of claims, debts and taxes on the estate.
At Regan Armstrong & Associates, PLLC, you will find a Cy-Fair area probate lawyer who will guide you through simple, uncontested probate proceedings. We work to ensure that your loved one’s wishes are carried out exactly as intended. To arrange a consultation, contact our law firm by calling 281-894-1590 or by emailing our firm.
Probate In Texas
Probate is the Texas court procedure that determines whether a will is valid or invalid. The probate process typically involves collecting the deceased’s assets, liquidating debts and other liabilities, paying estate taxes and distributing property to beneficiaries.
Texas offers three mechanisms for administering, or probating, an estate:
- Independent administration
- Dependent administration
- Muniment of title
Each of these methods of probate has distinct characteristics and specific applications under Texas estate law. An attorney at Regan Armstrong & Associates, PLLC, can help you understand the type of probate best suited for your particular circumstances.
Why Do You Need A Probate Lawyer?
The activities in the probate process are the responsibility of the executor or administrator of the estate under the supervision of the probate court. Although it is possible for an estate executor to go through the probate process on their own, it is often wise to seek the advice of an experienced Cypress, Texas, estate administration lawyer, as probate can be complex and needs to be seen through with great attention to detail. Even the slightest mistake could create significant challenges and potentially reduce the assets available to heirs.
Contact An Estate Administration Lawyer
By understanding all of your options in the probate process, you may be able to save significant time and money. To find out more about how we can help you, contact Regan Armstrong & Associates, PLLC, in Cypress, Texas: 281-894-1590. For your convenience, we offer low-cost initial consultations, and evening appointments are available by request at our locations on Jones Road (serving the Cypress and Willowbrook areas).