“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
Atascosa County Probate Attorney
Do I Need An Atascosa County Probate Attorney?
When a person dies, their assets and liabilities are put into an estate, which is administered and overseen by a probate court. If the decedent did not have a Last Will and Testament, the court will determine the distribution of assets in accordance with intestacy laws and after hearing the arguments of an Atascosa County probate attorney.
If the decedent did have a will, then it is up to the probate court to verify the will’s validity and ensure its contents are followed in accordance with the decedent’s wishes. It is still recommended that the services of a probate attorney be acquired, however, as the probate process can be intricate and time-consuming.
Services A Probate Attorney Can Provide
Whether a family member dies with or without a will, a qualified Atascosa County probate attorney is vital in helping surviving family members navigate Texas probate proceedings. Your attorney can best advise you of all procedural requirements and legal paperwork necessary to make the probate process as smooth and quick as possible.
An Atascosa County probate attorney will be able to advise you in the probate process, in matters regarding federal and state tax implications, and about fees associated with probate. An attorney can also take the following necessary steps on behalf of beneficiaries:
- Ensure that you are represented at all required court appearances.
- Provide proof needed to validate decedent’s death to the court.
- File any and all necessary paperwork.
- Catalog and appraise estate assets. And,
- Notify creditors of the estate.
These tasks are time-consuming and require knowledge of the probate process and related laws to navigate properly. An Atascosa County probate attorney will be able to help you ensure that no parties are taking advantage of a loved one’s death and that the decedent’s wishes are honored. A probate attorney can also assist when the need arises to transfer real or personal property, answer questions regarding inheritance law, guardianships, property rights, conservatorships and much more.
The Atascosa County Probate Attorneys at Morris Ostrom Law have years of experience in Texas probate matters. While a reasonable and peaceful resolution of probate disputes is always the desired outcome, we have a proven track record of vigorously and successfully defending our clients’ estates in the probate process. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today to discuss your Atascosa County probate issues.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Atascosa County including the cities of Charlotte, Jourdanton, Lytle, Pleasanton, and Poteet.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Multi-Million Dollar Trust Dispute Won Summary Judgment
Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.
Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case Six-Figure Settlement Reached
Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Probate Case Successful Verdict
Obtained verdict for daughter that reunited with her father after being estranged and offered will for probate but was contested by her sister.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
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With over 20 years of legal experience, Keith Morris has devoted his efforts to sharpening his skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.