I am a probate attorney in California and I have a client whose deceased husband owned separate property in Texas. The real property is valued at approximately $37,000. Husband was a resident of California at the time of his death and he had a trust and a pour-over will. The real property was not titled in the name of the trust.
Is there a summary proceeding in Texas which does not involve filing for a full probate proceeding?
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Yes. You can do an ancillary probate in Texas, if the will was probated in CA. If the will was not probated in another state, then you can do a muniment of title (summary procedure) in TX. Both are quick and painless.
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