Fort Worth Probate Attorneys
Probate is the process of distributing assets of a deceased person, according to their wishes as outlined by a will or by state law if there is no will. It is the legal process for transferring title of assets. The granting of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving disputes, satisfying all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property.
Types of Probate
There are two types of probate: a. intestate; and b. testate.
- Intestate is when a person dies without a valid will.Intestate means that you do not have a valid will and your property will be divided by state laws. The state is in control.
- Testate is when a person dies with a valid will.If you die testate your will explains your final wishes. A valid will is legally binding and the court distributes assets as you specified.
The will names an executor or personal representative, who is the person who will settle the estate. A probate court decides the legal validity of a will and grants the executor as the legal representative to distribute estate. The probated will then becomes a legal instrument that may be enforced by the executor if necessary. Although the executor has legal power, the will can be contested.
If the will is not submitted within four years from date of death, property owned by the decedent will be distributed according to the Texas laws of intestate secession.
Survive the Probate Process
An experienced probate attorney can guide you through the legal process of probating the estate of your loved one. Let us help reduce the stress and complications associated with the probate process. We can answer questions with a consultation, or begin the probate process with or without a will. Whatever your situation, The Wynne Law Firm can help in your time of need.
Please contact our attorneys today at 817-332-2202.
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