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What Is The Process Of An Informal Probate?
  • By: Farren Sheehan, Esq.
  • Published: April 23, 2021

The process of probate involves the compensation of any final expenses and the transferring of property and estate assets to beneficiaries after a person dies. Probate is a legal process, but it does not mean that a probate judge has to be there along every step of the probate process, nor does it mean that you have to appear in probate court. Each state has its own set of probate laws, but most states allow a tsteype of informal probate that has its own unique benefits. What Is Informal Probate? An informal probate, which is also called an informal family settlement in Texas, is a common substitute that people use if an estate is small and has mostly personal property. Informal probate is best used when the person who died left only personal belongings such as clothes, and other personal household items. Texas courts enforce family settlement agreements even if…Read More

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