Probate

Middleton & Middleton – Experienced Probate Attorneys

Probate & Probate Litigation

Probate is the process by which a decedent’s estate is administered. Middleton & Middleton represents executors, administrators, and beneficiaries in all areas of estate administration. The probate process applies whether a person dies with a Will or without a Will. In either circumstance, the process involves collecting all of the person’s property, paying all debts and expenses, and distributing the property either according to their Will or according to Texas law regarding intestate distribution (dying without a Will).

Whether one should probate a loved one’s Will, and the type of administration one should initiate, is a question we are asked on a routine basis. Choosing the proper type of administrative can mean the difference between an efficient and cost-effective administration or a burdensome and costly administration.

If your loved one died without a Will, there still exists the need for administration of his or her Estate. As mentioned above, Texas law directs how his or her property will be distributed according to the rules of intestate distribution under the Texas Estates Code.

The loss of a loved one is a significant challenge that we all face during our lifetimes. Rely on our years of experience to ease this burden and to guide you during the probate proces.

  • Complete Administration of a Decedent’s Estate:
    • Independent and Dependent Administration,
    • Muniment of Title,
    • Affidavit of Heirship,
    • Heirship Determination, and
    • Small Estate Affidavit
  • Will Contests
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Family Settlement Agreements
  • Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Tax considerations
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery Program Claims
  • Creditors Claims
  • Enforcement of beneficiary rights
  • Other contested probate matters

Whether you are the person named under the Will as the Executor, a beneficiary under the Will, or are related to the person, we are available to discuss the options for probate administration and the most efficient and cost-effective manner to administer the Estate. Click here to contact us today for a consultation.

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