If I am a sole heir, do I have to probate my mom’s Will?

Asked on March 20, 2014 under Estate Planning, Texas


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If your mom died with probate assets, then yes, you have to probate the will.  If all her assets were non-probate, such as a living trust, life insurance proceeds, accounts with pay-on-death beneficiaries, then there is nothing to probate.  Or if you mom's assets were very few (a few hundred dollars), you generally do not have to deal with probate court.

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