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Firm Profile:

As your attorney, I pride myself in handling your probate or divorce matters in an effective and timely manner. I started as a Houston Probate Lawyer. As a probate lawyer and divorce lawyer, I have served hundreds of clients around Texas.

In fact, I have practiced law in over twenty counties in Texas including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Montgomery County, Colorado County, Jefferson County, Walker County and many other counties around Houston.

Currently, my probate estate law and divorce law practice has offices in Houston and San Antonio, but we are able to help clients across Texas. For those seeking an lawyer for Probate, Estate or Divorce cases in either contested or uncontested divorces, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Additionally, I have a strong track record of success in probate litigation, fiduciary litigation, and Will Contests around Texas.


Nicholas Abaza graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in 2000.  


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Probate Process and Costs and Time

As your attorney, I offer flat fees or hourly fees for a probate administration for all types of estate administrations in all the probate courts in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin area. In some probate cases, as your attorney, I can be paid from the probate estate administration.

Probate Procedure and Probate Process:

Typically, the executor or administrator files the probate application with the help of their probate attorney and Will if applicable. Then there is a posting period for a Will or administration for at least ten days before executor or administrator can probate the Will and/or have an estate administration if an intestate heirship (an estate administration without a will). At the probate hearing, the executor or administrator proves the validity of the Will and seeks to be appointed executor or administrator with aid of their attorney. After the probate hearing, the executor or administrator will receive “letters of testamentary” or “letters of administration” from the probate court. Thereafter, if there is an independent administration granted by probate court the executor or administrator collects estate assets. The probate court will expect the administrator or executor to do an estate inventory and file a notice to creditors for the estate with aid of their attorney. There is also a requirement of notice to heirs from the executor or administrator. For independent administrations this completes most of functions of administrator or executor. As your attorney, I will be involved in each step of the probate process. Will probates can be completed within several weeks. Estate administrations that are intestate (no Will) can take a month or more depending on the probate court.

Contact him today at 713-965-3400 for a free consultation.


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