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:
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