Plano, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: What to do with a bank account that has no beneficiaries and was forgotten in the will

My late husband wrote his last will but forgot to include one of his bank accounts. There is no other name besides his on it. How can I transfer the account to my name when a will was written but failed to include the bank account? How exactly does that probate process work?

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

A: The bank account need not be mentioned in the Will to pass under it. Please ask a local probate lawyer to guide you through the process of probating the Will (proving that it is the Will of the person who died) and settling the estate.

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