will contest

Is Settling an Estate in Probate Difficult?

Introduction This article is for people who want to know more about settling an estate in probate. Is settling an estate in probate difficult? When a person dies, the deceased’s assets are handed off to whomever is listed in the will. If there is no will, however, then the estate becomes part of probate court. […]

Can Courts Change Your Will Under Texas Probate Law?

Can Texas Probate Courts Change Your Will?

In the absence of a will, a person’s property is distributed according to rules defined by the state of Texas. This process is known as “probate” or “administration” of the estate. But what happens if you have a will and it contains a mistake? Can your probate attorney or the the probate court fix it […]

Estate Without a Will

Are Independent Executors Held to the Same Standards as Other Representatives? Texas Probate Court Says “No”

If a person dies without a will, the process of settling their estate is handled through the probate court in the state where they resided. The probate court oversees the distribution of the deceased person’s assets and payment of debts. Probate is a court-supervised process for transferring property (money, real estate, stocks, etc.) of a […]