The answer to so many issues dealing with inheritance and probate is “maybe.”
If you want to probate the will as a muniment of title, then you can do that yourself. On the other hand, if the will names you as the independent executor, and you want the court to appoint you as independent executor, then you must have a lawyer to probate that will. An independent executor represent the estate and a non-attorney cannot represent others in court. You have to be an attorney to represent others in court. “An executor of an estate serves in a representative capacity of the estate, thereby requiring an attorney to represent the interests of the third-party (the estate) at the outset.” 13-17-00555-CV.
By Robert Ray a Texas inheritance attorney. The foregoing information is general in nature and does not apply to every fact situation. If you are concerned about Texas inheritance laws, inheritance rights, probate limits, have a family inheritance dispute, a property dispute or want to know the reasons for contesting a will or protecting a will from a contest and need an inheritance lawyer, we can help. Please click on the “Contact Us” tab above and use the contact form to contact us today. We are Texas inheritance lawyers and would love to learn about your case. There is no fee for the initial consultation.