Welcome to the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association!

The Tarrant County Probate Bar Association was founded in 1992 to give attorneys and other professionals a resource for continuing education and fostering communication between professionals practicing in the areas of probate and guardianship.

Mission Statement

The Tarrant County Probate Bar Association is a non-profit corporation organized for the primary purpose of fostering communication and social interaction and to promote continuing legal education among Tarrant County attorneys practicing in the areas of probate and guardianship administration. It produces programs, written materials and conducts other activities incidental to the fulfillment of this primary educational purpose.

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Probate Court No 2 Notices

Requirements Prior to Setting Hearing

Fines for Untimely Filings

EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2014

1. All Proofs, Oaths and Orders must be e-filed with the Clerk, and all Original Wills and Codicils must be filed with or mailed to the Clerk prior to setting your probate applications for hearing.
****If the Court Administrator reviews your case and you have not complied with these rules, the Court Administrator will notify you by email that your hearing has been cancelled.

2. Warning with regard to Inventories, Affidavits in Lieu of Inventories and Notice to Beneficiaries:
*****In accordance with Texas Estates Code §309.057c, if these documents are not filed in a timely manner, the Court may fine the representative a fine not to exceed $1,000.

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New Fillable Forms for e-filing

Fillable Case Information Sheet
Fillable Case Information Sheet – Probate Supplement

The Honorable Steve M. King is in the process of putting together a comprehensive guide for e-filing in the probate courts.  He has already put together ‘fillable’ forms for the Case Information Sheet and the Probate Supplement Case Information Sheet.  Please take advantage of these to make our e-filing transition smoother.

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QUICK LINK FOR TEXAS ESTATES CODE

The Honorable Steve M. King provided this Quick Link for the Texas Estates Code.  This is very helpful in the transition.

http://koeneckelaw.com/public/Texas_Estates_Code.pdf

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TCPBA E-Filing Seminar

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Here are the Materials from the TCPBA E-filing Seminar

TCPBA E-Filing in a Nutshell

TCPBA FAQs E-Filing Attorney Education Bar Associiation 

Legal iPad and iPhone Thoughts

TexFile Overview – BA – Master & Recent – Copy

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Luncheon Sponsorships Available

TCPBA Luncheon sponsorships are a great benefit to both the members and the sponsors.  We still have luncheon sponsorships available for some of the 2013 luncheons.  If you know a business who might be interested in sponsoring a TCPBA Luncheon please contact Monica Benson at 817- 263-5190 or email to  mbenson@kattenbenson.com.

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Annual Dues Notice

The 2013-14 Annual Dues Notice is now available.  You can download it here, or contact J. B. Strong at 817-877-2832 or jstrong@canteyhanger.com.

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