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Letters Testamentary and Muniment of Title

Hays County Attorneys Helping You Manage Your Loved One’s Estate

The Texas probate process can be complicated, and there are many factors people don’t usually consider. One avenue a family might choose to pursue is establishing an executor by obtaining letters testamentary from the probate court. Another choice is to complete this process without an overseer by obtaining a muniment of title. The Law Office of Milena Christopher can help you with either process and ensure they are dealt with correctly by a probate court.

To get started, call (512) 858-8253!

Letters Testamentary

Letters testamentary are legal documents issued by a probate court to establish the executor of a will. The executor has the power to act on behalf of the deceased until the estate is fully distributed. To obtain letters testamentary, a beneficiary must submit an application to the court. This legal process is only available to an estate if begun within 4 years of the date of death.

Muniment of Title

In some circumstances, if an estate is small, there are no outstanding debts, and/or the beneficiaries are in agreement on the distribution of the estate, among other criteria, a representative may be able to pursue a muniment of title from the probate court. To begin this process, a beneficiary must file an application (along with a will) to the court. An application for muniment of title must include:

  • the applicant’s name and address;
  • the deceased’s name, address, and date of death;
  • a list of estate property;
  • the date the will was created;
  • the name of any executors;
  • the names of any children of the deceased; and/or
  • evidence that the estate doesn’t have any outstanding debts.

Upon submission of the application, the probate court will hold a hearing to decide if the will is valid. If there is proof the will is valid and all aspects of probate are satisfied, the court will grant the muniment of title and the estate can be distributed according to the terms in the document.

Assisting the Distribution of Estate Assets

Our attorneys understand that the last thing you want to do after the death of a loved one is to contend with the legal arrangements of probate. We can focus on the legal aspects of estate distribution to help relieve the stress you and your family may be facing.

Call our firm today at (512) 858-8253 or contact us online to begin. We accept cases in Blanco County, Hays County, Travis County, and the surrounding Central Texas areas.

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