TX Probate Forms

Updated May 22, 2024
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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 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 court within the estate's county). You can learn more about the Texas court system on the Texas Courts website.

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:

Since 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 (here are some from Harris County), adapt one of the above forms for your particular county, make up your own form, or have a lawyer do it for you.

Keep in mind that 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, and many of these services in effect generate the required forms as you enter the information..

Other Texas forms you may find useful include:

Small Estates

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

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in TX.

In case you're interested, probate forms for other states can be found here:

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