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Estate Probate
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Estate Probate

In Texas an estate is comprised of all of the assets owned by someone at the time of their death suh as cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, life insurance, retirement accounts, cars, etc. After someone passes away, probate is the process used for transferring the property and belongings of that person to their heirs. In Texas, probate is not mandatory however, the entire probate system was designed to help heirs and beneficiaries clear title to assets as quickly and easily as possible. This process also helps prevent false claims against the decedent’s estate. In fact, many banks and other institutions will not release funds and assets to the heirs of the decedent account owner without a probate order to protect themselves from liability. An experienced estate planning and probate attorney can reduce any complications associated with the probate process.

At the Law Offices of Diane St. Yves, we have helped many clients with probate and estate administration by filing the necessary pleadings and preparing the documents required under Texas laws. We work with beneficiaries to help them understand and comply with all of the appropriate laws. Our experience enables us to effectively and sensitively counsel the decedent’s survivors and beneficiaries during their period of adjustment.

Even if you have invested time to educate yourself on estate planning, risk management and wealth preservation, and find you need a few answers to questions, our attorneys can confidently guide you through the transition process and help bring peace to the future.

Estate probate Law Services include:


Estate Planning Services


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Estate Documents

Courts prefer that the parents of the children agree as to the custody and visitation, however, if parents cannot agree, then the Court will issue an order based on what the Court determines is in “the best interest of the child.”
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Guardianship Proceedings

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Probate

Courts prefer that the parents of the children agree as to the custody and visitation, however, if parents cannot agree, then the Court will issue an order based on what the Court determines is in “the best interest of the child.”…
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The experienced estate probate law attorneys at the Law Office of Diane St. Yves can help assist you with any probate issues. Call 281-501-1558 to schedule a consultation or fill in the contact form on this page and meet with one of our family law attorneys to get an evaluation of your case.