Wills and Probate

Vivian H. Phan Law Firm, assists Texas residents through the legal issues preparing legal wills and probate administration.


Probate refers to the process where a court oversees the administration of a deceased person’s estate. Common complaints about probate are that it is an expensive and time-consuming process. The team at Vivian H. Phan Law Firm understands the emotional toll that a long, dragged-out probate can have on people who are already in a grieving state and strives to shepherd your will through probate as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have  the knowledge, skills and abilities to complete the probate process accurately and efficiently.
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The State of Texas recognizes three types of wills. The first type of will is an oral will, also referred to as nuncupative or a death bed will. This is a spoken will with no written documentation. The second type of will is referred to as a formal or attested will. It is typewritten, not completely in the deceased’s handwriting, and witnessed by two or more witnesses. The third type of will is a holographic or handwritten will by the decedent. Also specific to wills law in Houston is the assignment of an independent executor. An independent executor can serve without the necessity of a bond and can administrate the estate without the approval of the court. If an executor is not assigned as independent, they are considered dependent which requires more work and cost during the probate process. Contact us for further information regarding probate administration.

Experienced Houston Wills Attorney

Preparing a legal will requires planning ahead. Vivian H. Phan Law Firm, helps clients determine if they need a simple will, living will, or a living trust as part of their will. We are able to help clients declare in writing how their property and affairs are to be distributed after their death and protect the assets of the estate allowing property to be transferred quickly while avoiding tax burdens in accordance with Texas law.

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