What is Probate?
A court proceeding where a will is validated or contested is called Probate. The term is used for all proceedings regarding the administration of an estate such as:
Probate Court Functions – Upon Petition:
The probate court also has jurisdiction over lawsuits regarding the Estate of a Decedent or a Ward and the actions by or against an Executor, a court appointed Administrator, or a Personal Representative of the Estate of a Decedent or Ward.
It is also common for the court to hear other civil litigation including:
The provisions for Probate Law in Texas are set forth in the Statues under Probate Code.
CLICK HERE to see the full text of the Texas Probate Code, as amended.
In Tarrant County, there are two Probate Courts.
Tarrant County Probate Services assists Executors, Personal Representatives, Administrators, and Probate Attorneys in the handling and/or liquidation of the assets and real estate in probate cases in these Probate Courts.