I enjoy sharing information with our readers to help them navigate the confusing legal process.
Harris County, Texas has some excellent information about probate on their "helpful guidelines" page .
This information can help you understand what to look for in a will, how property passes in the State of Texas if the person doesn't have a Will, what to do if more than 4 years has passed since the person died, information about how having Medicaid Benefits can affect the estate,and more!
If your loved one has recently passed, reviewing this information can help you decide whether or not it is time to contact an attorney and what you need to gather to proceed on your own.
Keep in mind that this is Texas law and each state has its own probate laws. Also, any procedures described for Harris County probate courts may vary in other counties.
Here is the site: https://www.harriscountytx.gov/probate/helpfulguidelines.aspx
Wills, Probate & Family Law