When a person dies, his or her property will be distributed according to any instructions left behind. These may include a will, trust, beneficiary designations, and the like. If there are no instructions, the property will be distributed according to rules set out in the Texas Probate Code.
There are several alternatives available in Texas for administering an estate, and ultimately distributing property to the heirs. Some alternatives involve a court, while others do not. Which alternative is best depends on the instructions left by the person who has died, the nature and value of his or her property, and the identity of the heirs.
Susan will ascertain the facts of your case and advise you on the most effective means of handling the estate of your deceased family member or friend. In routine cases, the goal is to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible with the least amount of time and expense involved. If the estate is contested, Susan can advise you on how to resolve the matter and represent you throughout any legal proceedings that may ensue.