Beeville, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: My father passed 4 years ago & I havent gone through probate court yet. Are there legal ramifications for this?

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Someone can still probate your father's Will if they did not have access to it earlier. However, it can only be used to pass title. Contact a local probate attorney to guide you through the process.

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Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Richardson, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, there are. However, the legal ramifications are not insurmountable.

So, the typical deadline for probating a will in Texas is four years. However, you can probate the will as a "muniment of title" beyond the four-year deadline. Depending on your local probate court, probating as a Muniment of Title may be relatively straightforward. Many of our clients have been pleasantly surprised. Contact a local probate attorney to get the scoop on your local probate court's requirements.

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