Estate Administration Attorney in Austin, Texas

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

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

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probate administration
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only takes place when someone passes
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away and it’s time to transfer the
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assets to their loved ones
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it’s typically done either we have a
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will or we don’t but there’s a probate
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court in every county
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and that court is what authorizes the
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family to transfer assets like a house
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or a bank account and you have to go
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through that probate process in order to
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do so
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if we have a good well-written will it’s
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really not that
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terrible of a process we can usually be
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done in three to six months
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relatively inexpensively if we don’t
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have a good estate plan in place or if
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there’s a problem with the will
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then it gets a lot more complicated we
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have to prove who the heirs are and who
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should be receiving the assets
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and we have to bring in witnesses and
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that process is closer to a year
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sometimes more than that
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if the family’s not getting along and
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can’t agree on who needs to be
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doing it that’s when we start taking
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multiple years
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and and it gets really complicated
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really quickly so
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there’s a lot of different types of
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probates but
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overall just boiled down it’s the
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process of transferring
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assets to your loved ones when somebody passes

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