What is Probate?

What is probate? At its core, probate is the legal process that typically takes place after someone dies. The actual legal steps themselves vary depending on a variety of circumstances. In some cases, the probate process under Texas law involves proving that a Last Will and Testament is valid or should be contested, disputed and invalidated. In other cases, the probate process involves identifying a decedent’s legal heirs. The goal of probate, and the reason for the legal process, is to ensure the orderly and legal transfer of property from a decedent to the person(s) entitled to receive the property; or, put simply, wrapping up the decedent’s final affairs. The circumstances surrounding a decedent at the time that they die defines how the probate process looks and feels.

Our Probate Attorneys Can Help

Burdette & Rice is one of the largest probate law firms in Texas. At Burdette & Rice, our probate attorneys are specialists. Daily, our Dallas-based probate lawyers counsel with and guide executors, trustees, beneficiaries, heirs, surviving spouses and children through the probate process that is applicable to their unique circumstances. Our Dallas probate attorneys identify the legal process under Texas law that is the best fit for the situation, identify the rights, interests and goals of the client and pass along our decades of experience in trust, estate and probate matters to pursue the client’s objectives as efficiently as possible. If a family member or loved one has recently died, you may have specific legal rights, options and obligations.

Request a Consultation with a Probate Lawyer

Contact one of our probate attorneys today to learn more about the probate process in your situation. With our main law firm office in Dallas and a satellite law firm office in Plano, Texas, we make it easy for you to reach out for an initial consultation with one of our probate lawyers to consider your probate or potential probate dispute or litigation.

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