The death of a loved one is a challenging time during which many legal matters must be settled. If the loved one, or decedent, made a will, the will should name an executor or person who is in charge of distributing all of the decedent’s assets among the beneficiaries. However, if the decedent also had debt or owned real estate that had liens on it, or if there’s conflict among the beneficiaries, a Texas probate attorney can give you professional help with the estate. The Hixson Law Firm of Arlington, Texas and its professional legal staff can help you figure out the complexities of probate law and get the estate settled in a way that’s fair to everyone involved.
Types of Probate
When settling some types of property, probate isn’t always necessary. For example, a life insurance policy can be paid without probate. However, for most estates, it is wise to go through probate court to make sure all debts are paid and the settlement of the estate is solid. In Texas, there is a four-year statute of limitations on probate cases. An estate can be settled independently, in which case the executor doesn’t need to be very involved with the probate court, or dependently, in which case there’s more court supervision. In either case, an expert probate attorney can help you, the executor, to sort out the settlement of the estate. The Hixson Law Firm of Arlington, Texas, will give you the legal guidance you need to get this done so that there won’t be questions down the road.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Texas Probate Attorney Today
If you have lost a loved one and need help with settling the estate, call to schedule a free consultation with a Texas probate attorney today. The legal professionals at the Hixson Law Firm can help you figure out the value of the estate and deal with any debts or other matters that need settling. We serve the cities of Mansfield, Arlington and Grand Prairie, Texas, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the probate process. Call us at (817) 261-5000 and let us help you to effectively settle your loved one’s estate.