Probating Your Loved One's Estate

Probate can be complex. Among other things, it requires proving that your loved-one's will is valid, identifying the the estate's assets, and paying outstanding debts, including taxes.

Adding to the burden of probating your loved-one's estate is the fact that survivors are still grieving and vulnerable. Recognizing these difficulties, Mrs. Edwards provides personal attention and professional services that guide clients through the probate process. She moves the process along as fast as possible and facilitates a smooth transition of assets following a loved one’s death.

Probating an Estate Without a Will

"Intestate" means that a person passed away without a will directing how his or her property (the estate) is to be distributed. If a loved-one dies without a will, an administrator must request permission of the Court to perform tasks such as to transfer tangible personal property, to transfer motor vehicles or to sell real estate.  

Types of Estate Administration

Court Created Administration:

  • Independent Adinistration

  • Dependent Administration

Non-Administration Options:

  • Muniment of Title

  • Affidavit of Heirship

  • Small Estate Affidavit

  • Determination of Heirship

Is Probate Necessary? 

Because each estate is different, there are alternatives to probate available that may allow you to avoid the Probate Courts completely.  Contact us to review your options.

Probate administration is a court-based legal process that occurs after someone’s death. Estate administration involves not only the probate process but also settling your loved-one’s entire estate, which includes the probate and non-probate assets of the deceased.

  • Probating your loved-one's's will

  • Dealing with creditors

  • Helping navigating through the probate court

  • Preparing and filing court documents

  • Application for Letters Testamentary or Administration

  • Preparing and filing inventories and accounts

  • Transfers and distribution of the estate assets

Probate and Estate Administration
We Are Here For You

Each estate is unique and requires different solutions to the problems presented. Mrs. Edwards is there for you every step of the way.

To learn more about probate, estate administration, non-probate options, and all of services we provide to help you navigate the process, please contact us to schedule a consultation

Edwards Law, PLLC provides services to its clients in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, and Tarrant County. Edwards Law, PLLC serves clients in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Irving, Garland, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Frisco, Mesquite, Carrollton, Denton, Richardson, Lewisville, Addison, Allen, Azle, Bedford, Colleyville, Coppell, Euless, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Southlake, The Colony, Trophy Club, and Watauga.


The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Edwards Law, PLLC is licensed to practice law in Texas only. 

Principal office in Bedford, Texas

Office: (817) 900-9160

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