Bromlow Law, PLLC is here for your loved ones if you become incapacitated and when you die. We guide your loved ones through Texas’s trust and estate administration processes. We provide your loved ones with guidance and support to guard your wishes, protect your assets, and prevent your representatives from making costly mistakes.
What is Texas Trust Administration?
When a person dies leaving a valid trust in Texas, trust administration becomes necessary to carry out the wishes of the decedent as written in their trust. A trust is a contractual relationship in which trust assets are given from a trustor to a trustee. Regardless of the type of trust chosen, a trustee must be named when the trust is created. The trustee is responsible for administering the trust once it becomes active.
What is Texas Estate Administration?
Estate administration in Texas is the process of managing and distributing a person’s property — also known as an estate — after death. Each Texas estate administration case varies depending on the circumstances, but specific legal steps remain constant.
At Bromlow Law, PLLC, our Texas administration attorney can help you through the administration process, which includes:
- Filing of a petition with the proper Texas probate court
- Notifying heirs under the Will or to statutory heirs (if no Will exists)
- Petitioning to appoint Executor (in the case of a Will) or Administrator for the estate
- Taking inventory and appraisal of estate assets by Executor/Administrator
- Paying the estate debt to rightful creditors
- Selling of estate assets
- Paying estate taxes in Texas, if applicable
- Distributing final assets to heirs
It can be complicated navigating estate administration in Texas. We are here to help settle any legal issues that may arise when dealing with the estate administration of your Texas estate for you and your loved ones.
The Value of Working with an Expert Trust and Estate Administration Attorney
Bromlow Law, PLLC is here to help you and your family understand legal strategies to preserve your legacy. Our family-centric approach can give your family peace of mind that your legacy is protected and legal conflict is avoided.
Laura L. Bromlow is an attorney licensed in Texas and California. She can help you and your loved one understand estate planning, elder law, asset protection planning, guardianship, special needs planning, probate, and trust and estate administration. Laura and her team invite you to contact them to learn how they can help you safeguard your future.