If you are reading this article because you’ve recently lost a loved one, you have our firm’s sincere condolences for your loss. All the tasks to complete following the death of a loved one can seem overwhelming. Even more daunting is the prospect of trying to decide what should be done from a legal standpoint to resolve your loved one’s estate and property issues. This article is designed to describe generally what surviving family members need to do after a loved one passes. It will familiarize the reader with the various options Texas law offers to administer and resolve the estate of a deceased loved one.