Effective Oct. 1, 2014 – New Tarrant County Probate E-Filing Rules

These materials constitute the Standing Orders of the Statutory Probate Courts of Tarrant County, Texas regarding the electronic filing of documents in the Tarrant County Probate Courts and will control such filings, to the extent they are not inconsistent with the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure or the Local Rules of the Tarrant County Courts concerning the Electronic Filing of Court Documents.

Download the entire document here.

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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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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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