Brownsville, TX asked in Estate Planning for Texas

Q: Who do i file my parents last will?

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David L. Leon
David L. Leon
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If your parent is alive, then there's no need to "file" the will. Your parent has the option of placing it with the county clerk's office for safekeeping. Otherwise, your parent should just keep it in a safe place where the named executor can find it when the time arises.

If your parent is deceased, then you can file the will for probate. The counties you can choose from: (1) the county where your parent lived, (2) the county where your parent died or (3) the county where you parent owned property.

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