The Law Office of

Samantha “Mandy” Rodriguez

What is Probate?

Probate is a process used if a person needs court documents to transfer title of assets that belonged to a person who is deceased.

What happens in probate? 
After death, a person’s Will is filed with the Court along with an Application to Open the Estate, the case is heard by a Judge and documents (Letters of Testamentary) will be provided by the Court to allow the Executor of the Will to transfer title of the decedent’s assets according to the Will.

In simpler terms, Probate is a legal way to transfer title of assets of a person who is deceased.

Is probate required in Texas? No. If there are no assets or assets that don’t require a court document to transfer title, probate is not required. An example of how assets are titled that don’t require probate are:

  • Bank account with Payable on Death designation.
  • Vehicle owned with two or more persons with Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship.
  • Home owned with a recorded Ladybird or Enhanced Life Estate Deed.
  • Life Insurance with named beneficiaries who are still living
  • 401K with named beneficiaries who are still living.

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Call 903-675-2900 or complete the form below to schedule a consultation. After providing some basic information, you will be contacted to schedule a 1-hour consultation. By completing this form, this does not mean that a client-attorney relationship has been established and this law office does not represent you unless you sign a written fee agreement and pay the initial retainer.

The Law Office of

Samantha “Mandy” Rodriguez

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My law office is located on the corner of Highway 19 North and FM 2752. Approximately 2.9 miles from Loop 7 heading towards Canton

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