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Burdened by estate administration duties? Seek attorney guidance

Fulfilling the duties of an estate administrator can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated. There is no question that the role is an important one, given to an individual trusted by the deceased. However, those who have never served as estate administrator are often surprised by how overwhelming the role can be. In addition to following the laws in Texas, the administrator of an estate must have sound judgment and be prepared to complete many tasks.

In a best-case-scenario, the estate administrator had an existing relationship with the testator before he or she died. This will ensure the administrator has a good understanding of the deceased's wishes and intentions regarding the estate. It is also beneficial if the administrator has been able to cultivate a comfortable relationship with the lawyer who is handling the case as well. Doing so ensures the administrator will understand Texas laws regarding estate administration.

Another benefit of maintaining a relationship with the estate's attorney is having access to professional guidance when or if problems with the estate arise. A lawyer can also facilitate communications with the decedent's beneficiaries, which will be of assistance when distributing assets.

Typically, estate administration is no simple matter, but it does not necessarily need to become an ordeal. With preparation, attorney support and a knowledge of the many duties associated with estate administration, executors and administrators can see the process through relatively smoothly.

If you are the administrator of an estate in Texas and you do not already have the support of an attorney, we urge you to visit our website to find out more about the process. We also want you to know that you can reach out to our attorneys if you have specific concerns about your role as administrator.

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