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Probate

Planning to avoid the probate process

When it is time to settle the estate of a loved one, a Texas family is left with the responsibility of overseeing the process of paying off remaining debts, distributing assets and handling other matters. In some cases, they must also navigate probate. This is the...

Why is probate taking so long?

After an elderly parent dies, there are many things to take care of. You may have funeral plans to make, extended family and friends to contact, and last-minute details to attend to. Of course, your primary concern is to take comfort in those who shared your love for...

What’s so bad about probate?

The most common advice you may hear about probate is to do everything you can to avoid it. So what is this terrible process that so many dread after a loved one dies? Probate is the legal process of closing the estate of someone who has died and transferring ownership...

Probate doesn’t have to be a mystery

The probate process is a series of legal tasks that occur to close an estate after someone has died. The specific steps and requirements of probate vary from state to state, but some general requirements exist uniformly. Probate has several purposes, only one of which...