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Small Estate Affidavit
Muniment of Title
* Flat fees are for attorney's fees only, and do NOT include court costs, attorney ad litem fees, inventory assistance, deeds, etc. If there is a "contest" or a "dependent" administration, then an hourly fee will be assessed retroactively from the beginning and the flat fee will no longer apply. Flat fees may not be offered in your particular situation, so please discuss with our firm regarding your particular situation.
When an individual dies, the assets and property of the estate must pass through the probate process whereby a court helps orchestrate the distribution of the deceased person’s estate. Basically, a person dies, then the executor named in the Last Will & Testament hires a Texas Wills Attorney, then the attorney helps the executor present the Last Will & Testament to the court for approval. Once the court declares that the Last Will & Testament is valid, then the court issues Letters Testamentary. Then the executor has the power to wrap up and distribute the estate to the appropriate beneficiaries as named in the Last Will & Testament. This is known as probate, or the probate process, because these Letter of Testamentary are issued by the Probate Court in the county, typically, where the decedent resided at the time of death. Our law firm and Texas lawyers can provide attorney services for Probate.
What is probate?
Probate is the court process by which a Last Will & Testament is proved and accepted as a valid document for transferring the assets of the person who died to the rightful beneficiaries. The Last Will & Testament is submitted to the court through a licensed Texas attorney. The court then recognizes a person’s death and approves the executor, or executors, to handle the deceased person’s debts and the distribution of their assets. The deceased person is the decedent. The executor is the one named in teh last will & testament to carry out the decedent’s wishes as stated in their Will. Generally, the executor has four years from the date of death of the person who drafted the Will (the Testator) to file for probate. A person who dies without a Last Will & Testament is considered intestate and the laws of intestacy will govern the distribution of the estate. So if you don’t have a Last Will & Testament, the state of Texas has one for you, but their distributions may conflict with your desired distributions. If you have lost a loved one in Texas, then we encourage you to contact our Probate Attorneys at Mike Massey Law or another competent and qualified Texas Attorney.
How can Mike Massey Law help?
To complete the procedure, you need to understand the variety of laws and legal formalities. We have experienced attorneys who can you help you with the with your probate, administration or muniment of tile issues. Hiring us as your attorneys could help you avoid potentially costly mistakes.
If you are named as the executor in a Last Will & Testament of someone who died in Texas, then call an attorney near you, such as Mike Massey Law. Our attorneys would be honored to serve as your probate attorney in Texas.
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Someone died without a Last Will & Testament.
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Fill it out to the best of your ability. The more information you give us, the less we have to hunt and peck, and the lower we can keep your bills.
The Probate Facts Questionnaire.
Copy of Death Certificate.
Copy of Last Will & Testament.
Any other pertinent docs.
Just the last 3 digits of the TDL & SSN of the deceased and the executor(s).