The Role of an Attorney in the Probate Process in Texas
The attorney prepares the application and the initial pleadings. Additionally, the attorney prepares all the motions and documents that the court requires. We typically provide the notices to creditors and to beneficiaries. An attorney’s job is to make the client’s life as smooth and simple as possible and to take that burden off of them during the stressful time of not only grieving but trying to clear up these financial matters of the decedent. It’s really doing whatever we can to make that process as simple as possible for them as we walk them through everything.
Can Someone Realistically Navigate Through The Probate Process Without An Attorney?
It would be difficult for someone to make it through probate on their own. Typically, the courts will require that they hire an attorney. Most courts will not let someone do it on their own because the courts do not want to end up giving legal advice to the applicant. If someone is trying to do it on their own, usually they’re missing steps and there is some liability for not doing it correctly. By having an attorney help you through the process, you are less likely to wind up in trouble. If you don’t meet certain timelines, you can be removed as the executor or administrator, or you might have to pay fines to the court.
What Is The Next Step?
If you have not made plans for your estate, we urge you to do so for the sake of your family or whoever is going to have to deal with the probate of your estate. If you have lost a friend or family member and believe that you should receive property through their will or as an heir, you should visit with an attorney to make sure you do actually receive the property and that it is titled properly. This may require probate but an attorney can help you avoid future headaches.
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