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What an executor should know about his or her role

Texas residents who have been selected to be the executor of an estate must complete several tasks. For instance, it will be necessary to obtain a copy of any existing will and submit it to the proper court. The executor will also need to account for and locate the entirety of the deceased person's estate, and this could mean searching a home for hidden assets.

Deciding whether to avoid probate

People in Texas who are creating an estate plan may want to consider whether they want the estate to go through probate. The process can be time-consuming and expensive. It may interfere with the speed with which beneficiaries receive their inheritance. Another potential disadvantage of probate is that it is a public process. Furthermore, if a person owns property in more than one state, there may be a probate process in those states as well.

Things to know about probate in Texas

Probate litigation cases are matters that arise due to disputes on the property of a deceased person. They include inheritance disputes, contested wills, real estate mismanagement cases, partnership and shareholder disputes, and much more. These cases are very complex and sometimes take years to settle. If you live in Texas, there are fundamental issues you need to know about probate in Texas

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