Texas State Law regarding Probate says that if the deceased did not have a Will, it is not required to Probate his/her Estate. As a local investor buying real estate in Dallas, Texas, I have been purchasing real estate since 2001. All that is required is the Affidavit of Heirship, which can be produced via the Title Company that I have used since 2001.
The Affidavit of Heirship application requires two witnesses who are not Family members, but knew both the deceased and the Heir. The Affidavit of Heirship cost $650.00 to complete and record with the County Records.
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