Once in a while, a client comes in who needs some probate done fast. Depending on if there is a will or not, appointment of an administrator can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, which is why we always recommend speaking to a probate or estate attorney as soon as you can after a loved one passes away.
However, if you have some major time issues, applying for a temporary administration in an estate may help. The Estates Code provides for the appointment of a temporary administrator for 180 days as a palliative measure to save estate assets. If you have a home about to foreclose, or some other major loss to the estate that could be prevented, a temporary administration may be for you.
Getting appointed as a temporary administrator allows you to make decisions on behalf of the estate to prevent major loss, and can usually occur as early as the judge can get to the application.
If you have more questions, give us a call.
Zane Frisbie is a Partner at Regan & Frisbie, PLLC. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 469-200-4737 to schedule an appointment.