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Houston Probate Attorneys

When a loved one dies, their will, trusts and estate must be administered through the probate process. This involves the distribution of property to beneficiaries outlined in the decedent's will and the payment of claims, debts and taxes on the estate.

At Regan Armstrong & Associates PLLC, you will find a Houston probate lawyer who will guide you through simple, uncontested probate proceedings. We work to ensure that your loved one's wishes are carried out exactly as intended. To arrange a consultation, contact our law firm by calling 218-894-1590 or by e-mailing a Cypress, Texas, estate administration attorney.

Probate in Texas

Probate is the Texas court procedure that determines whether a will is valid or invalid. The probate process typically involves collecting the deceased's assets, liquidating debts and other liabilities, paying estate taxes and distributing property to beneficiaries.

Texas offers three mechanisms for administering, or probating, an estate:

  • Independent Administration
  • Dependent Administration
  • Muniment of Title

Each of these methods of probate has distinct characteristics and specific applications under Texas law. An attorney at Regan Armstrong & Associates PLLC, can help you understand the type of probate best suited for your particular circumstances.

Why Do You Need a Probate Lawyer?

The activities in the probate process are the responsibility of the executor or administrator of the estate under the supervision of the probate court. Although it is possible for an estate executor to go through the probate process on their own, it is often wise to seek the advice of an experienced Cypress, Texas, estate administration lawyer, as probate can be complex and needs to be seen through with great attention to detail. Even the slightest mistake could create significant challenges and potentially reduce the assets available to heirs.

Contact a Cypress, Texas, Estate Administration Lawyer

By understanding all of your options in the probate process, you may be able to save significant time and money. To find out more about how we can help you, contact Regan Armstrong & Associates PLLC, in Cypress, Texas. For your convenience, we offer low-cost initial consultations, and evening appointments are available by request.

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