Do I need an attorney to probate a will in Texas?
It is possible to probate a will in Texas without an attorney because of “independent administration.” Independent administration means executors can work with little probate court supervision.
Even though an individual can probate a will on their own, it’s recommended that you seek the help of an attorney.
Is it always necessary to probate a will in Texas?
If a person dies, leaving behind a will, the executor can only implement its provisions after going through the probate process. However, some assets are automatically transferred to beneficiaries through a trust, joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or accounts with direct payments to beneficiaries.
Does divorce have any impact on a will?
Yes, divorce has an impact on a will in Texas. While the will is still valid, the deceased’s ex-spouse and their relatives will no longer be a part of the will – even if they were included.
Contact your estate planning attorney to ensure that all the documents are in order whenever a significant life event occurs, such as a birth, divorce, or death.