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Estate executors have many duties during probate proceedings

Acting as executor of a Texas estate presents many responsibilities and duties. Because the executor must see the estate through the probate process, that individual will need to start out by finding the decedent's will and ensuring that the estate assets remain in order until time for distribution. This step often involves presenting the will to the court in order to begin the legal proceedings and taking measures to protect property.

Attending to debts is one duty of executors during probate

After a loved one dies in Texas, a personal representative or executor typically takes over to ensure that the estate is properly attended to. This individual often sees the estate go through the probate process and has many responsibilities and tasks to carry out. One of those duties may relate to attending to any debts and creditor claims that individuals and entities may pursue against the estate.

Probate complications possible if loved one dies intestate

Texas families often have many duties and arrangements to attend to after the death of a loved one. Probate proceedings can encompass many tasks that individuals must handle in order for a deceased family member's estate to close as it is supposed to close. However, whether the decedent created an estate plan could have a considerable impact on how smoothly those proceedings go.

Estate administration may not be easy for surviving family

Probating an estate can take a considerable amount of time in Texas. If a recently deceased loved one did not leave behind an estate plan or other applicable instructions, the estate administration process could also face its own set of complications. Of course, even with a plan, the proceedings may not be free of issues that could cause difficulties.

Heirs have concerns over Prince estate administration

It is not unusual for surviving loved ones to have concerns regarding the estates of deceased parties. In some cases, Texas residents may feel that the information left in an estate plan does not reflect the true intentions of the decedent, or they may believe that parties in charge of estate administration are not doing their jobs properly. The latter situation is currently affecting the estate of late musician Prince.

Texas executors may want to avoid estate administration mistakes

Acting as the executor to an estate is a considerable responsibility. In many cases, parties may have volunteered for the role before their loved one passed, and in other situations, individuals may have been unknowingly thrust into the position. Because estate administration may be a complicated endeavor, Texas residents may wish to be on the lookout for possible mistakes to avoid.

J.P. Morgan owes big after sloppy estate administration

After the death of a loved one, many Texas residents may have trouble dealing with the necessary steps to close the estate. The situation can be even more difficult if the deceased individual did not leave behind any kind of estate plan. In some cases, surviving family members may hire outside parties to handle the estate administration, but unfortunately, the professionals may not always act as they should.

Hefner's kids, charities benefit from estate administration

After any death, it is often necessary to ensure that the person's estate is properly closed. Estate administration can entail a variety of tasks, but the aspect that interests most people relates to property distribution. Estates estimated at considerable values often garner particular attention, and many Texas residents may have their eyes on what will happen to the estate of recently deceased Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Estate administration concerns could lead to litigation in Texas

Even years after a person's death, there can be many aspects of an estate that need addressing. If the deceased utilized trusts or other documents to protect assets, it is not unusual for trustees or other parties to be in charge of estate administration duties for some time. However, this also means that issues could potentially arise if a person believes that the administration is not being properly addressed.

Texas executors may find estate administration intimidating

After the death of a spouse or other close loved one, the last thing on many Texas residents' minds is dealing with paperwork. Unfortunately, paperwork can play an important role in ensuring that a person's estate administration goes smoothly. Though it may seem difficult, having the right information in order could help individuals get through necessary legal proceedings in a timely manner.

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