Probate

Guiding You Through the Estate Settlement Process

Efficient Probate Services in the Greater Austin Texas Area

Streit Law provides estate administration and legal representation in uncontested Texas probate proceedings.  As an experienced Texas probate attorney, Tanya can guide you through the probate process efficiently.  Before opening probate, we will carefully review all of the assets, debts and relevant documents to confirm the substantive terms of the documents and to verify that they satisfy legal requirements. We will discuss the various types of probate and potential alternatives and determine the best course of action for you and your loved ones.

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Estate Administraton – Probate Court

When a loved one dies with a will, the estate administration is conducted under the full supervision (dependent administration) or partial supervision (independent administration) of the probate court.  The executor of the will is the one identified in a will who is charged with opening probate and conducting the probate process.   It is essential for the executor to understand the responsibilities and obligations of being an executor. 

The process of estate administration typically involves a number of responsibilities, including:

  • Identifying and creating an inventory of estate assets
  • Determining federal estate tax obligations
  • Paying creditors on outstanding obligations of the estate
  • Distributing proceeds to beneficiaries

Probate Planning Services

Our Austin area probate law firm carefully guides clients through the development of an estate plan that may avoid probate entirely.  Anyone in Texas who dies without any estate planning documents will have their estate distributed through intestacy proceedings in Texas probate court.  This means that your estate will be distributed according to state law formulas rather than according to your intentions.

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