The probate process is fraught with pitfalls and traps for the unwary making it important to have an attorney involved during the probate process. In many matters the process can be straightforward and residents of our state can ensure that the process goes smoothly by retaining qualified counsel. This ensures that assets end up where they belong – with the beneficiaries of the will. Our Dallas lawyers represent people throughout the state of Texas in such matters and are able to offer assistance. Call our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Dallas attorneys assisting Texas residents with the process of probating a will
The probate process begins in Texas by filing a petition with the Court to prove up the will. The petition can be filed by any interested party but is usually filed by the person designated as the executor. After the petition is filed then anyone who may wish to challenge the process, or engage in the dispute of a will, may file their claims. If a challenge is not filed within the requisite time then the Court will move forward with the probate. This includes recognizing the will and beginning administration of the estate. The estate’s executor will be charged with accumulating all of the decedent’s assets. All debts and obligations will be paid, to the extent possible, and remaining assets will be divided in accordance with the will. Having an attorney involved in the process is important to ensure that all formalities are followed and that the executor complies with their fiduciary obligations. If you need to initiate a probate, and a will is involved, then you should seek legal representation.
Our Dallas lawyers assist people in probate matters involving a will. Once retained we will quickly file your application with the Probate Court. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure that proper notices are given to all interested parties so that the probate can proceed without undue delay. We will stay in regular communication with you throughout the process and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our attorneys take a team-based approach to handling such matters and this method helps ensure that no stone goes unturned in preparing your case for the process. We are ready to assist you. Contact our office online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. We also assist those in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center
Texas lawyers assisting with the broader aspects of probate when a will is involved
While probate can seem fairly straightforward, there are several issues which may arise. There may be an issue as to whether the executor is disqualified or whether the case should be handled through an independent or dependent administration. There may be a challenge to the last will and testament. There may also be a debate over whether or not property should be included in the estate. We have experience in all of these areas and will guide you through the process regardless of the situation.
Price L. Johnson is a certified public accountant as well as a lawyer. This background means that he pays a high level of attention to detail. In matters such as a probate, where it is important to ensure that every necessary step is meticulously followed, it is crucial to ensure that details are observed. Contact us today.