Probate in Texas primarily involves the administration of decedents’ estates. The overwhelming majority of wills in Texas direct that the administrator (executor) of the estate have what’s known as independent administration. As opposed to dependent administration, this enables the administrator to use an expedient and convenient process in paying debts and obligations and distributing the remaining assets of a deceased person’s estate. Unless there is a pour-over will and revocable living trust, a decedent’s estate is required by law to be probated unless their assets total less than $50,000.
Texas probate courts aren’t limited to the estates of deceased people though. Probate courts hear cases involving guardianship for incapacitated persons and minors, and they also supervise court-ordered involuntary mental health commitments. Finally, these courts hear cases against estates or the wards of guardians, along with cases by representatives of decedents for cases like product liability and medical negligence.
Those in need of a Round Rock probate attorney can turn to the Jackson Law Firm with confidence. The firm’s attorneys are knowledgeable and highly experienced in Texas probate law, including probate and estate administration, wills and revocable living trusts, living wills, health care powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney and guardianships.
A Round Rock probate attorney from the Jackson Law Firm is ready to help you with your estate planning or administration concerns. Not only will they protect your future and assets, but they’ll also protect the futures and well being of those that you love and care for. Don’t hesitate to contact the Jackson Law Firm for anything involving estate planning, administration or guardianship.