In Texas, parents are not required to leave their property to their children.  An individual may disinherit his or her children in a will.  However, without a will, the property passes according to Texas law under the intestate distribution statutes and property may pass to heirs you would not have chosen.

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Following funeral arrangements, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  The probate attorney will guide you through the process of probating the will and notify you of all your duties and responsibilities as executor or executrix.

If you are in need of a probate attorney, call me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-998-8880.

“Executrix” is the term for a female executor.  An executor is a person appointed by a court to administer the estate of a person that has died leaving a will that nominates that person.  As an executor of an estate, you should secure the house as best as possible, collect all assets, claims, debts due, personal property and other items of the estate and hold them for delivery to the beneficiaries listed in the will until the estate is closed.  If you have been appointed as an executor in a will of a person that has recently died, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  A probate attorney will assist you through the process of probating the will.

An executor is a person appointed by a court to administer the estate of a person that has died leaving a will that nominates that person.  As an executor of an estate, you should secure the house as best as possible, collect all assets, claims, debts due, personal property and other items of the estate and hold them for delivery to the beneficiaries listed in the will until the estate is closed.  If you have been appointed as an executor in a will of a person that has recently died, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  A probate attorney will assist you through the process of probating the will.

First, you will want to locate the original will as soon as possible.  If you are having trouble locating it, remember to look in safety deposit boxes.  Then, take the will to a probate attorney.  A probate  attorney can assist you in  probating the will.