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Probate Services for these Tarrant County Towns:

Arlington * Azle * Bedford * Benbrook * Blue Mound * Burleson * Colleyville * Crowley * Dalworthington Gardens * Edgecliff Village * Euless * Everman * Flower Mound * Forest Hill * Fort Worth * Grapevine * Grand Prairie * Haltom City * HasletHurst * Keller * Kennedale * Lake Worth * Lakeside * Mansfield * Newark * North Richland Hills * Pantego * Pelican Bay * Rendon * Richland Hills * River Oaks * Saginaw * Sansom Park * Southlake * Trophy Club * Watauga * Westlake * Westover Hills * Westworth Village

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Tarrant County, Texas Courthouse

Tarrant County, Texas, Courthouse

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:

  • The determination and the inventorying of assets of the estate
  • The determination of all debts of the estate
  • The liquidation of assets in order to pay debts, taxes, and the expenses of estate administration
  • The distribution of the remaining assets or the liquidation proceeds to those designated as beneficiaries in the will

Probate Court Functions – Upon Petition:

  • Probate the will of a deceased person
  • Establish guardianship for a minor or one who is not capable of managing their own affairs
  • Names an Administrator and Supervises the management of the estate of a deceased person, an incapacitated person or a minor
  • Hears matters involving Inter Vivos, Testamentary and Charitable Trusts
  • Hears all civil cases regarding mental health commitments

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:

  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Breach of /Fiduciary Duty
  • Family Law

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.