Estate Administration Attorney in Austin, Texas

What do I need to know about probate and estate administration?

Austin, TX estates planning & probate attorney Lorenza Cigarroa explains what you need to know about probate and estate administration.

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so probate and estate administration
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occurs after an individual dies so
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whenever someone passes away and they
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have assets that need to be
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distributed creditors that need to be
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paid their estate just needs to be
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administered
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they come to us so that we can help them
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throughout that process
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we typically help family members they’re
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usually the people who are appointed as
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executors in the will
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or if someone died without a will the
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first in line of
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succession or eligible people who
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conserve to
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function as the personal representative
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of the estate so what we do is we make
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sure that they’re complying with all of
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the deadlines and the statutory
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filings that are required by courts and
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by texas law
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to make sure that everything is in
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compliance because there are very strict
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and rigid
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paperwork and deadlines different
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aspects that people don’t even think of
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whenever people die
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that have to be addressed and so on the
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probate side that’s what we help with
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probate is part of a state
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administration there’s the court filings
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but then there’s actually paying
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creditors
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making distributions to beneficiaries if
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it’s a
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very high net worth individual and
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there’s a taxable estate
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preparing an estate tax return to the
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irs
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and we just work with the client to make
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sure that everything
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is filed and that everything is going as
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smoothly as possible that we’re
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complying with all the deadlines
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and that beneficiary beneficiaries are
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receiving the estate
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and that there minimize any type of
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liability that they could be exposed to

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