Official Signature Probated Texas Estates
Your official signature depends on your specific role. For example, if your name is Bradley C. Roberts, and the decedent was your father, Alexander M. Roberts, you would sign as follows:
- Executor: “Bradley C. Roberts, Executor of the Estate of Alexander M. Roberts, Deceased”
- Personal Representative: “Bradley C. Roberts, Personal Representative of the Estate of Alexander M. Roberts, Deceased”
- Administrator: “Bradley C. Roberts, Administrator of the Estate of Alexander M. Roberts, Deceased”
- Trustee: “Bradley C. Roberts, Trustee”
You may be asked to have your signature “notarized,” which means having a local notary public stamp the document with their seal, indicating you provided proof of your identity (using a driver's license, passport, etc.) when you signed the document in their presence. Be sure not to sign the document until you’re in front of the notary.
Many postal shops will notarize signatures (Mailboxes Etc., UPS Store, etc.), and many “mobile notaries” can be found online and will come to you to witness your signature. Either way, the process is simple and usually costs $10-$20.
Medallion Signature Guarantee
If you need to deal with individual stock certificates and some other documents, you may be required to get a “medallion signature guarantee.” This requirement is more challenging to satisfy than simple notarization because the person providing the guarantee becomes responsible for covering the entire value of the asset if there’s a problem with your claim. Consequently, few people offer this service.
A local bank where you’ve been a long-term customer might provide a medallion signature guarantee for you. As uncommon as the service is, many providers don’t charge you for it. Additional information on medallion signature guarantees can be found on the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission website.
Questions Concerning Probate and Real Estate?
Certain aspects of settling an estate, like handling an estate’s real estate holdings, may be outside your area of expertise or comfort zone. If in doubt, work with a professional.
If you have questions concerning probate and real estate in Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Collin, Denton, or Dallas County, contact David Pannell and Cities Real Estate. David has extensive experience helping families with their real estate needs before, during, and after the probate process.
David has been an agent/realtor since 2005. He has served as a United States Marines, City of Arlington police officer, and is a dedicated family man. You can trust him to put your interests first in any and all situations.
Call David today at (817) 797-9047 for help with your real estate and probate needs. You will be treated respectfully, and your requirements will be met efficiently and confidentially.
NTREIS data last updated August 11, 2022.