When a loved one has died, ownership of their assets immediately transfers to someone else. If there is a will, the assets pass to the beneficiaries. Without a will, everything transfers to the heirs according to Texas law. Any debts or obligations left by the decedent have to be settled first before the assets can be distributed. Settling those debts and preparing to distribute the property is called “administering” the estate.
Often the entire probate process, particularly the thought of an administration, scares people. It does not have to be a frightening process, though. We are here to guide you through that process. If you are appointed to take charge of the estate, we will advise you of the various duties and deadlines. In fact, we can take care of many of the required tasks for you and help you clean up any legal issues the decedent left behind.