In those rare situations in which an Elder Law case implementation is interrupted, or an Elder Law Client is the recipient of legacy or a gift that results in a need for Probate, we handle Probate cases as well.  Probate is the legal process of proving the validity of a will; however, we also use the term generally to refer to administering the estate of the decedent.  The “estate” may range in value and complexity from millions of dollars to one bank account.  There are numerous assets that might otherwise be considered non-probate assets, but due to circumstances, have become subject to probate.  There are various probate procedures in Texas, including probating a will with independent administration, probating a will with dependent administration, muniment of title, small estate affidavits, and heirship proceedings.   We take careful note of the circumstances of each case and can guide you to the best procedure for your needs.