TX Probate Forms

There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.

General Forms

In Texas, a few counties have dedicated Probate Courts, and the rest handle probate via Constitutional County Courts, with the relevant District Court having jurisdiction for contested matters. You can see this court structure on the Texas Courts website, and you can find the appropriate TX court for a given estate by using the Texas Courts search to select your desired court type and county location. (or you can download the Texas court list and search for the relevant county).

You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common TX forms:

Unfortunately, Texas provides only small estate forms at the statewide level. Above we have provided example probate forms from various counties: you can either contact your local court to see if they have a preferred form, adapt one of the above forms for your particular county, make up your own form, or have a lawyer do it for you

Note that while you can personally file forms, Texas requires an estate to have an attorney of record unless using a small estate approach or the estate does not involve other interested parties. Texas requires attorneys and encourages consumers to file submissions electronically.

Other Texas forms you may find useful include:

Small Estates

Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small TX Estates.

See also General Probate.

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