General Information

Collin County Probate Office uses the Texas Estate Code Book for Rules of the Court. The Estate Code can be found on the Texas Constitution and Statutes website.

For all Probate & Guardianship matters, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney.

See the Probate Filing Fees for more information.



Chapter 81 of the Texas Government Code requires that a licensed attorney represent the legal interests of any person serving as the administrator or as the executor of an Estate. The Judge of the Collin County Probate Court cannot appoint a person as the administrator or the executor of an Estate unless that person is represented by a licensed attorney. All persons seeking to be appointed as the administrator or as the executor of an Estate must be represented by an attorney.

It is strongly recommended to have an attorney for any cases that do not require an administrator or executor.