Periquet Law, PLLC
Susan Whitson Periquet, Attorney
Plano, Texas

Wills | Trusts | Probate | Estate Planning | Guardianship

  Serving Collin, Dallas, Denton and Surrounding Counties in North Texas

Wills, Trusts and Related Estate Planning Documents







Probate, Estate Administration and
Alternatives to Probate in Texas

Dependent Administration
In a dependent administration, the executor or administrator of an estate must have permission from the court before exercising most of the powers conferred on him by the court.

Independent Administration
In an independent administration, the executor or administrator of an estate carries out his duties and responsibilities to the estate independently from control by the court for the most part, except for filing the required Inventory, Appraisement & List of Claims.

Probate of Will as a Muniment of Title
If there are no debts against an estate that are not secured by liens upon real estate, this type of probate is usually a viable and less expensive alternative to estate administration.

Small Estate Affidavit
This alternative is generally available to small estates, with some exceptions, when a person dies without leaving a Will.

Affidavit of Heirship
In this document, a deceased person’s family history is recited for the purpose of identifying his heirs. This document is often used with respect to real estate transactions.


This website contains basic information regarding Wills, Probate and Guardianship, as well as services provided by this firm. If you need additional information, please contact this firm at (469) 675-1427.
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