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Probate And Heirship Proceedings


Having a comprehensive estate plan in place helps your surviving family members and heirs avoid any unnecessary complications or disputes in the future. Schedule a free consultation with a probate and heirship proceedings attorney at Criss Law Group, PLLC. We advise and represent clients throughout Dallas, Plano and Frisco.


If someone passes away before he or she had a chance to make a will, the Texas probate code will determine who the beneficiaries are. The probate process itself can run as smoothly as the heirs want. In other words, if the heirs agree with the distribution of assets, the process can be concluded in a relatively short period of time. If there are disputes, however, the probate process can quickly become lengthy and frustrating.

The process for an intestate probate proceeding is document-intensive. Based on the level of disagreement, the process can become lengthy and expensive for all parties. Let an experienced attorney guide you through this process in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible.


If an individual dies intestate (without a valid will), the heirs will be forced to follow a legal process called the determination of heirship. The determination of heirship can be a complex, expensive endeavor. The court will appoint an attorney to search for unknown heirs and to ensure that the appropriate documents are drafted accurately.

There are numerous circumstances that will determine whether the heirs inherit through an affidavit of heirship, small estate affidavit or an heirship proceeding. Contact our firm to discuss your unique matter in greater detail.

Contact Our Dallas Wills And Trusts Lawyers

At Criss Law Group, PLLC, we don’t put on airs — we solve legal problems. For more information about what our lawyers can do for your family or your business, contact us online or call us at 214-347-8195.