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Are There Alternatives To The Probate Process?

Clients frequently ask if there are any alternatives that would allow an estate to avoid the time and expense involved with a full probate process.  The short answer is: “yes, maybe!”  In addition to the Court issuing a Formal Determination of Heirship to identify the heirs of an estate, two other alternatives also exist:

  1. Small Estate Affidavit
  2. Affidavit of Heirship.

If you find yourself needing help with one of these alternatives to probate, please contact Ford + Bergner LLP by calling 713-352-0937 or send an email.