Who Decides Where an Estate Is Probated?

Every state has rules dictating where an estate may be probated if a person dies within the state, and Texas is no exception. Under Texas law, an estate may be probated in the county where the deceased resided if he or she lived in Texas. If a person died in Texas but lived elsewhere, the person’s … [Read more...]

Tips for Handling the Estate of a Loved One — Finding Assets

About four in ten married people will be tasked with managing the estate of a loved one at some point in their lives. Most often, it is the estate of a recently deceased spouse, because couples usually name each other as primary executor when making last wills and testaments. The next most common … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean to Be the Personal Representative of an Estate?

 If a Texas resident passes away, whether or not they left a will, the authority to oversee the administration of the estate lies with the Texas probate court located where the deceased resided or where the decedent owned real estate. The personal representative of the estate is the person … [Read more...]