Texas law requires a personal representative be appointed for the estate. Depending in if the deceased had a will, the personal representative may be the named executor. If there is no will, the personal representative will be the person designated by the Court as the administrator. There are other scenarios in which a personal representative may be appointed. This is to ensure that all formalities are properly followed. It is important that the personal representative have an attorney because being in charge of a probate or an estate vests both powers and fiduciary obligations that impacts others. Legal representation assists the personal representative in meeting their duties and obligations. Our Dallas lawyers regularly assist personal representatives of an estate in completing their obligations. Call our attorneys today to schedule an initial consultation.
Thoughtful attorneys providing quality representation to Dallas, Texas residents serving as executor of an estate
The personal representative of an estate has many responsibilities. These include the requirement of gathering all of the deceased’s property as part of the Texas probate process and administering that property. Proper notice must be given to creditors and there must be identification of the estate’s beneficiaries or heirs. If these steps are not followed then the process can be delayed and the Court may even go as far as to remove the personal representative and appoint another. Hiring the right attorney will help you ensure that there are no issues as the case proceeds.
Our attorneys take a detail-oriented approach to assisting the executors and administrators of an estate. Once retained we will work with you to determine all the necessary information and to help you understand the process. We will be in contact with you throughout and we will be proactive in letting you know what records we need or if you need to perform particular tasks. We understand that a loved one has been lost. While we cannot bring your loved one back, we can work to make sure that this process goes as seamlessly as possible. We make probate our business so you can focus on the more important business of living your life.
Price L. Johnson is a certified public accountant as well as an attorney. His meticulous nature allows him to bring an attention to detail which few attorneys can match. Our office strives to make you feel comfortable throughout the process and will promptly respond to your questions. We return phone calls and emails as quickly as reasonably possible. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We service the greater Dallas area, including Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas.
Aggressive Dallas lawyers assisting personal representatives in dealing with various issues of the probate process
We assist with several disputes which may arise during a Texas probate. These include disputes over a will, disputes over whether one should be an heir, issues over whether a will should be invalidated due to duress, as well as disagreements over whether property should be included in an estate. There are also times where an executor is alleged to have breached their fiduciary duty. Such are serious matters and we give them the attention they deserve.