Experienced Probate Lawyers in Houston, Texas
What is probate law? Probate law and estate administration are the procedures by which a person’s debts and assets are handled after his or her death. Some assets may be considered non-probate assets, such as most life insurance policies and retirement accounts. These types of assets are generally not included in a person’s probate estate. Other types of assets, such as cash, real property, and personal belongings will be included in a person’s probate estate.
Many people leave behind wills that set out how they want their probate assets to be distributed to their devisees (beneficiaries under the will). Sometimes, however, there isn’t a will. In those cases, when a person dies intestate (without a will), the Texas Probate Code and Texas Estates Code will govern how property is distributed among the decedent’s heirs. The Houston probate attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates, P.C. can help you and your family deal with these issues, from the initial probate through final administration of the estate. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
What Happens to my Estate after Death?
What happens to your estate, property and assets ultimately depends on how well you’ve prepared beforehand. It also depends on things like: marital status (single/married/divorced), the monetary value of your estate, whether a will exists, and whether there are any parties who wish to contest or challenge the will. Even in the simplest, most straightforward cases, it helps to have an experienced probate attorney to guide you through the probate process.