Q: As a surviving child...how can I be deemed tbe executor of my fathers estate?
A: If your father had a Will in which he named you executor, present that to the local probate court. If not, file an Application for Determination of Heirship and Issuance of Letters of Administration. Hire a local probate lawyer to help you.
Nina Whitehurst agrees with this answer
I agree with the previous answer. If your father had a will, you'll need to go to probate court (with a probate attorney) to have an executor appointed pursuant to the will. If the will named you as executor, then you'll be requesting that the judge honor the will and appoint you as the executor.
If there was no will, then you're asking for the probate court to appoint you as "administrator." This is similar to an executor, just different terminology. You'll also need to have the heirs determined by the probate court, which is process you can start at the same time you ask to be appointed as administrator.
Either way, you'll need a probate attorney. There are lots of great probate attorneys in the Dallas area who would be thrilled to help you.
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