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Stafford Probate Lawyer

Facing probate court in Stafford, TX? 

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Not only are you grieving the loss of someone close to you, but now you have to face handling all of their affairs and settling their estate. If you’ve been named the administrator for your loved one’s estate, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. Maybe you’re not even sure how the probate process works in Texas.

You’re not alone. A Stafford probate lawyer at The Titus Law Firm can help you navigate this process and ensure you don’t lose everything your family member worked so hard for.

Ensure your loved one’s legacy is kept intact by contacting our estate administration and elder law attorneys today for a probate consultation. We’ll help you manage the estate assets and distribute them quickly, legally, and efficiently.

Fast Facts for Stafford, TX

Stafford, TX, is home to over 17,000 Texans. It has a booming commercial economy and a large number of residents that are self-employed. Residents in the area bring home a median household income of $77,718, and nearly 50% of residents own their homes. Concerning real estate, properties in Stafford tend to go for approximately $190,300, on average.

If you’re probating an estate in Stafford, this most likely means your loved one had assets that need protection. They may have had children designated as beneficiaries and financial resources that must be managed and distributed wisely.

Being the administrator of an estate with significant assets is an important task that can go wrong without the support of an experienced probate attorney. At The Titus Law Firm, our probate attorneys are thoroughly trained in probate law and have ample experience in the Houston and Stafford area court systems.

Probate Resources in Stafford, TX

If you’re looking for probate or estate administration in Stafford, TX, chances are you just lost someone you love, or you may lose someone soon. When that’s your reality, you’ll need support, guidance, and resources to help you through this difficult time.

Here are a couple of local resources that can help you through this process.

The Source Counseling Services, PLLC

Probate is physically and emotionally draining. Not to mention, you’re experiencing a loss. The Source Counseling Services, PLLC offers grief counseling to surviving family members.

The Source Counseling Services, PLLC

4800 Sugar Grove Blvd. #620h

Stafford, TX 77477

(832) 303-2706

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District

During probate administration, taking inventory of estate assets and their value may be necessary. In that case, the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District has valuable information about the appraisal process, timeline, and other resources.

Experienced Stafford Probate Attorney

At the Titus Law Firm, our attorneys have several specialties.

We can help you navigate critical areas of your life by providing you with tailored legal services for the following other practice areas:

Real estate law
Business law
Estate planning law

The Titus Law Firm can help you navigate the probate process, handle estate administration disputes, and create your estate plan. We also assist with real estate transactions and can advise you as you build your business from the ground up. Get a free case evaluation today.

Contact The Titus Law Firm Today

Facing a lengthy probate process after losing a family member? It’s tough to know where to start and how to go about settling an estate properly, especially if you’ve never done it before. Estate administration is complicated, and there’s always the risk that the cost of a long court process will drain some or all of the remaining assets.

We want to help. The Stafford probate and elder law attorneys at The Titus Law Firm are here to give legal advice, do the legal legwork for you, and provide legal representation in cases of probate litigation. Call The Titus Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Our law offices are located at 5850 San Felipe St., Suite 500, Houston, TX 77057

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FAQ: Stafford Probate Law

Does a will protect your family from probate?

It’s a common belief that having a will alone protects your family from probate when you pass away. This is untrue. A will is certainly an important estate planning document, but the reality is that most estates have to go through probate in Texas, regardless of whether there was a valid will or not. Having a will does help your estate administrator complete probate easily since they’ll know exactly how you want your assets distributed.

If you want to avoid probate, you can create a revocable living trust. A revocable living trust is a document where you can distribute your assets to your heirs. Trusts don’t have to go through probate, so your assets can go to your beneficiaries immediately.

How much does an estate have to be worth for probate in Texas?

You may qualify to skip the probate process and sign a Small Estate Affidavit if your loved one’s estate is valued at less than $75,000. Estate planning strategies like asset protection and trusts can help lower the official size of your estate and possibly avoid probate.

What assets are not subject to probate in Texas?

Assets that are not subject to probate in Texas include:

  • Life insurance benefits — provided beneficiaries are properly in place
  • Retirement plans (401k, IRA, pensions) — provided beneficiaries are properly in place
  • Joint tenancy with rights of survivorship — an affidavit of death will need to be filed in the property records, as well
  • Bank accounts and financial accounts that are Payable on Death (POD)
  • Trust assets
How long does probate usually take in Texas?

In Texas, probate proceedings typically take between three and six months. Some factors that can draw out the process include complicated assets, larger estates, and will disputes.

Talk to a member of our team to understand why.

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