Processes Available After Death Table

Processes Available After Death


Small EstateSupport of CPAAdj. of IntestacyAdj. of TestacyRevocable Living TrustProbate
Value of Decedent's assets more than $100,000NoYesYesYesYesYes
Value of Decedent's assets less than $100,000YesYesYesYesYesYes
Real PropertyNoYesYesYesYesYes
Only real property not passed by title or beneficiary designationNoNoYesYesYesNo
At least 40 days passed since decedent's deathYesNoNoNoNoNo
Notice to all beneficiariesYesNoYesYesYesYes
All debts paid or provided forYesNoYesYesNoNo
Nonprobate notice to creditorsOptionalOptionalNoNoOptionalNo
Notice to CreditorsNoNoNoNoNoOptional
Notice to DSHSYesYesYesYesYesYes
Original Will Filed with Court Clerk within 40 days of deathYesYesNoYesYesYes
Must have signed community property agreement while both spouses aliveNoYesNoNoNoNo
Assets must exceed debtsYesNoYesYesNoNo

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