Probate and Trust Administration

What Is Probate And How Does It Work?

Posted on: May 20th, 2012
Probate is the legal process of transferring title of the Decedent’s (the one who passed away) assets from the Decedent, to the heirs or beneficiaries. Probate is necessary because in order to transfer assets a signature is ordinarily required. However, when someone has passed away they are no longer able to sign. Therefore, the court appoints an executor (a person chose by the Decedent) or an Administrator (a person chosen by the Court) to provide that signature and “stand in the shoes” of the Decedent....

How Can I Avoid Probate?

Posted on: May 12th, 2012
Probate in Texas is normally not that difficult. However, it is kind of like elective surgery; it is not absolutely necessary and it costs money. In addition, Probate is a public process....
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