Terrell, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: What EXACTLY has to be included in an I&A in re: to “personal” or “intellectual” property?

I’m an independent executor of a non contested estate. The decedent owned a house full of “stuff.” Do I list every book? Every household item? Every coin in his collection? If so, how do I determine the value?

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Paul Premack
Paul Premack
  • Probate Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You should be addressing this question to the lawyer who you hired to represent you in the probate matter.

While the law in Texas is the same across all of the counties, each county has a different Judge or Judges who hear probate matters. Some counties have very experienced statutory probate Judges. Some counties have only their "County Judge" who may not even be a lawyer. Each Judge has different expectations for the Inventory and Appraisement. The attorney who is representing you should know what the Judge in that county expects, so ask your lawyer.

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