When it comes to ensuring the final wishes of an individual are properly planned for, the key is clear communication among all that may be involved in the process. If questions remain after the individual's death and more than one person makes a claim for a share of the assets of the deceased, the process in a Texas probate court can be difficult. To avoid the stress brought on by such an ordeal, it is preferable for all the parties to come together while the testator is alive to address any outstanding issues.
Errors can be made in this process both by the beneficiaries and testator in their communication of how they would like their assets to be distributed. To avoid the risk of a serious error taking place, making a thorough contingency plan is essential in ensuring proper administration of the assets. Although this may not eliminate all the risk, it will serve as a solid beginning to an efficient disposition of all the property.