Texas has two forms of probate administration. The two are known as a “dependent” administration or an “independent” administration. The main difference in these types of administration is the level of oversight which will be supplied by the Probate Court. Administrators need a good deal of guidance with the process as the amount of tasks one has to complete can seem overwhelming. Our attorneys assist people throughout the greater Dallas area with each of these forms of oversight by the Court. Call our lawyers or contact us online today to schedule an initial consultation.
Texas attorneys assisting residents of the Dallas Metroplex area with both the independent and dependent administrations of probate
Texas probate cases are administered by a personal representative typically known as an “executor” Or an “administrator.” In a dependent administration the Probate Court will exert a much greater level of oversight. This level of oversight requires Court permission for most acts including the sale of assets, the payment of debts, entering into or terminating contracts. It also requires regular financial accounting reports. In an independent administration, by contrast, there are far fewer of these requirements. If a dependent administration would otherwise be required, the beneficiaries or heirs can agree to an independent administration. This will result in the probate being completed sooner and at a much lower expense.
Our Dallas attorneys assist people with both dependent and independent probate administrations. Once retained we will work with the executor or administrator to ensure that the Court’s requirements are being followed. If feasible we will file the necessary agreements to have the administration be independent so that a larger percentage of the estate can go to where it rightfully belongs – to the heirs. We make probate our business so you can focus on the more important business of assisting your family. Our lawyers service the greater Dallas area including Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation.
Dallas lawyers providing personal attention in all probate matters
We understand that this is a stressful time for the loved ones of the deceased. Our attorneys take a team-based approach to solving our client’s problems. This teamwork helps ensure that no stone goes unturned and that all of the Court’s requirements are met without any unnecessary complication. We strive to promptly respond to all telephone calls and emails and will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process. We understand that serving as the executor or administrator of an estate is a huge responsibility. You have a legal duty to others as well as a moral obligation. Our goal is to guide you through the process with as little inconvenience as possible so that you can get on with your life. Contact our Dallas lawyers today for assistance with a Texas probate matter.