When an individual dies, the probate process begins after the executor files the necessary application in probate court. Sometimes, the surviving family members will hire a lawyer to represent them in the probate court in The Woodlands. The executor then proves the validity of the will before the Court. In such cases, it usually takes only a few months to complete the probate process. However, some cases may take longer, particularly if a probate attorney disputes the authenticity of the will or disputes one or more terms of the will.
You can hear more about the probate process by watching this video or consulting your lawyer. This expert explains why probate is necessary and discusses the role of the executor. He also explains which types of assets do not need to go through the probate process.