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Heirship Determination Proceeding

If an individual dies without a Will in Texas, an heirship proceeding must be filed in the probate court to determine the heirs of the estate. An individual interested in the estate would file an application to determine the heirs and to appoint an administrator of the estate if necessary. The court would then appoint an ad litem attorney to represent the unknown heirs of the estate. 

Is Your Estate Eligible for the Death Tax?

Although Texas does not enforce a state estate tax, also known as a death tax, if your taxable estate is worth over the lifetime exemption amount-$5.6 million for individuals in 2018-then your estate will be subject to the federal estate tax. And even though most Americans fall far below the tax's reach, the estate tax has been a point of contention throughout most presidential elections, as candidates often have differing views on its importance to our nation's economy.

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McKinney, TX 75071

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Celina, TX 75009

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