At Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP, we are committed to helping clients throughout the greater Georgetown area navigate probate courts in Texas. You should consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss important estate administration matters to make sure your best interests are protected.
Our seasoned probate attorneys are here to provide clients with invaluable guidance and representation in all probate matters, and we will gladly take the time to make sure you understand all of your specific duties if you have been named executor or administrator of an estate or if you are an heir or beneficiary named in a will.
To speak to a skilled legal professional at our law firm, give us a call today at (254) 826-8151 to get answers to your probate questions.
Want to Avoid Probate in Texas?
Estate administration following a person’s death requires validation of their will. During the probate process, the court reviews the will to determine if it’s legally sound and wasn’t signed under duress. Probate also involves collecting and recording assets of the decedent, as well as paying taxes and debts, and distributing property left in the will to beneficiaries.
With careful planning and reliable legal advice, you might be able to avoid the probate process altogether. Get in touch with our legal team to discuss how to transfer assets to your loved ones and other beneficiaries without the hassle of going through probate.
Exceptions to probate in Texas include:
- Estates worth less than $75,000 (not including the value of the house) in which the decedent died without a valid will and the judge orders a Small Estate Affidavit.
- Assets that pass by contract or another type of direct transfer. This includes life insurance proceeds, survivor’s benefits from an annuity, ladybird deeds, transfer on death deeds, trust assets, payable-on-death bank accounts, and community property and property held as joint tenancy with right of survivorship.
We Are Ready to Assist with Your Probate Needs
Even though probate in Texas is easier than other states in the country, there is also another legal procedure that people use to probate a will as a Muniment of Title. Clients usually choose this option because they can quickly transfer assets and ensure that their heirs and beneficiaries obtain the necessary legal titles. With the legal title to your assets in their possession, your heirs and beneficiaries can sell their inheritance without getting hassled by title companies.
Are you wondering if your estate is ready to pass through probate? Do you need an efficient legal strategy that will allow your estate to avoid probate? Then call our legal team today at (254) 826-8151 to schedule your case consultation.