The death of a loved one is an upsetting time, and the thought of the probate process may seem daunting. With the help of an experienced attorney, probate won’t be so scary, and you can receive sound advice on how to properly transfer assets and wrap up the estate in a concise and timely manner.
Timing and expense of probate in Texas depends largely on whether the deceased person had a valid Will. For the average estate with a valid Will, the entire probate process can be relatively stress-free and can last anywhere from 2 to 6 months. Without a Will, there are more legal hurdles and requirements, and the process is longer and more costly.
Zapalac Law Firm offers sounds probate representation, whether with or without a Will, contested or uncontested, and we look forward to discussing your probate needs. For those starting a NEW probate proceeding as an Executor/Administrator (or otherwise seeking to open an estate proceeding), we offer free 30-mine consults that can be scheduled after you submit an informational questionnaire. This consult is designed to review basic estate information, present available probate options, and estimate pricing.
If you are an interested party to an existing probate case/estate and would like a review or analysis of certain filed documents, waivers, Wills/Trusts, or other advice related to your rights as a beneficiary/interested party, please call our office to schedule a paid consult or otherwise discuss the cost of attorney review.
NOTE: Wills in Texas MUST be filed for probate within 4 years of death! Otherwise, the deceased will be automatically considered as having died without a Will. If you know the 4 year deadline is coming up, don’t delay any longer!
If you have questions about our services, please contact us!