Probate is the method of transferring ownership of a person’s property after his or her death. If a person dies with a will (“testate”), the will determines the beneficiaries. If a person dies without a will (“intestate”), Texas intestacy law decides who will receive the deceased individual’s property. This blog addresses frequently asked questions regarding probate in Texas. Note that probate law varies from state to state. What works in California may not work in Texas. This blog only addresses Texas law.