Austin, Texas Probate Attorneys

Navigating the Texas probate process can be extremely challenging – especially for people struggling with grief and other complex emotions in the wake of losing a loved one. If you have been named as executor of an estate, or if a loved one died intestate (without a will) and the responsibility of administering their estate has fallen on you, we are here to help. Our team is ready to streamline the probate process to alleviate stress and give you peace of mind.

Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and responsibilities under Texas law and assist you with compassionate representation, confidential consultations, and one-on-one attention. We represent estates of all sizes and complexities.

Free Consultations

Our probate attorneys can explain the probate process and help you understand your options, free of charge.

Flat Fees

No surprise billing. We charge fixed fees at competitive rates.

Five-Star Service

We have over 150 five-star Google reviews from former clients. Let us show you how we’ve developed a reputation for excellence.

What is Probate?

Probate involves administering a deceased person’s will or the estate of a deceased person without a will. Although Texas has one of the easiest and least time-consuming probate processes in the United States, individuals coping with the death of a loved one are often overwhelmed by the complexities of the legal system and quickly determine that professional assistance is required.

There are several different types of probate proceedings in Texas, including:

  • Independent Estate Administration
  • Dependent Estate Administration
  • Muniments of Title
  • Affidavits of Heirship
  • Small Estate Affidavits

Probate involves collecting and recording the decedent’s assets, paying necessary taxes, and distributing property and assets to beneficiaries in accordance with a will or Texas’ laws of intestacy. We help clients identify which probate procedure will be the most effective (and least expensive) for their situation and help them navigate the legal process with confidence and calm.

We’re Here to Help

We provide our clients with clear guidance and skillful representation. If you have been named executor or administrator of an estate, or if you are an heir or beneficiary and need help understanding your rights, we would love to assist you.

Under Texas law, there are certain time limits that apply to probate. Don’t wait – ask for help. Our probate attorneys stand ready to assist you. Call us today.

Common Questions About our Probate Services

Q1. Does Texas require an attorney for probate?

Q2. How much do probate lawyers cost in Texas?

Q3. Is probate expensive in Texas?

How Do I Get Started?

Affordable Prices for Probate Services.

We offer reliable legal advice for our probate services and we let our work speak for itself.

We are experienced probate lawyers, and we collaborate with our clients to get them the best results possible. Our firm handles many types of probate law issues for clients across Texas.

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