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After an individual’s death, the process of administering their estate is called probate. The process can range from relatively simple to highly complex depending on whether the decedent left a will, how that will was created, if there are contestants to the will, and what the estate consists of.

At The Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C., our Denton probate lawyers are backed by decades of experience and have served families in Denton and the surrounding areas since 1991, with the current firm opening in 2000. In that time, we have made a name for ourselves as trusted attorneys who think outside the box in order to resolve legal issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. The probate process can be a difficult one. Let our team work with you to properly handle the estate and ensure that all the

To learn more about our firm and how we may be able to assist you in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, call (940) 202-8323.

The Probate Process in Texas

The first step for a client in the probate process is to gather information for your lawyer. The actual legal process will begin once an application is filed with the court, which will then set a hearing for the case. Once the hearing is set, you will reach a crossroads.

There are two paths your case may take:

  • If you have a will calling for independent administration: If the will calls for an independent administration, you will be appointed as the personal representative for the estate and you will likely not have to return to court.
  • If you do not have a will or if the will does not call for independent administration: If there is no will or if the will does not call for an independent administration, you will have to complete a number of steps to qualify for administration and then the court must appoint you to be the personal representative for the estate.

Will Contest

There are times when a problem arises in a probate such as the production of a new will created as short time prior to the death of the decedent. Often family members have questions that need to be answered by an experienced attorney. The answers to these unique circumstances are generally complicated by the specific facts of the case and each case is unique.

Our firm has tested experience representing our clients in will contests. The Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C., can help you navigate the legal process and provide you with the compassionate support you need during this time.

Who Inherits When There Is No Will?

Dying without a will is called dying intestate. If you die in Texas without a will, the legislature has written one for you, so to speak. The Texas Estates Code has rules that say exactly to whom your property goes if you die without a will, whether it’s your separate property or community property, and whether you have kids from one marriage or multiple marriages.

An intestate estate looks similar to an estate where there is a will. First, the estates' worth is determined, then heirs are determined through an heirship proceeding. After determining who the heirs are and how the estate should be distributed, the administrator prepares and files a final accounting, asks the court to allow them to distribute the estate, and then the estate is closed.

Discuss Your Options with The Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C.

One of our Denton probate attorneys can work with you to determine what steps you will need to take in order to complete the probate process. We will take a thorough look at your case to fully understand the unique aspects of the estate and help guide you through all the legal obstacles you face.

Contact our firm today at (940) 202-8323 to get started.

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