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Is Probate Required If There Is a Will?

Probate is the way that some assets are passed from the deceased person to their heirs or beneficiaries. While probate is not required if there is a will, there are some legal obligations that the executor must complete. These can be complex and difficult to understand. A San Antonio probate attorney from the Voeller Law Firm can explain these to you and answer your questions every step of the way.

The Probate Process

If a person dies with a will, the will immediately goes into effect. The executor doesn’t have to pay a bond nor ask the court for permission to begin settling the estate. They must, however, publish a notice to creditors and file an inventory of all assets to the court. They then can begin the collection, management, and distribution process set forth by the will. With careful planning with one of our experienced probate lawyers, you can ensure that your will is properly conducted and avoids probate in the state of Texas. This is usually done with a revocable living trust, where all assets are placed in the trust and passed to beneficiaries after your death. This specific legal arrangement requires no probate.

Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Texas Probate Lawyer Today

Understanding the probate law process can be difficult, which makes it important to have an experienced probate lawyer by your side. To learn more and to schedule a free legal consultation with a probate lawyer at the Voeller Law Firm, call (210) 651-3851 today.


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Serving the greater San Antonio, Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, and South Texas areas, the attorneys at the Voeller Law Firm have over 35 years of experience helping families plan for their futures, protecting surviving spouses, and safeguarding assets for children and grandchildren.

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