“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
Austin County Probate Attorney
Should I Consult An Austin County Probate Attorney?
Probate is the legal process that occurs after someone dies. In Texas, the probate process can often be intricate, time-consuming and confusing without the knowledge and experience of an Austin County probate attorney.
In the event that a loved one has passed away without a Last Will and Testament in place, a probate court will distribute assets and pay the debts of the estate in accordance with intestacy laws. When the decedent has a will in place, the probate court will determine its validity and administer the estate contents as directed in the will. Whether a will is in place or not, the services of an Austin County probate attorney are vital to ensure that required court appearances and paperwork are attended to in accordance with the law.
What Services Can I Obtain From A Probate Lawyer in Austin County?
Texas probate proceedings will likely be necessary in the event of a loved one’s death whether a will is present or not. There are nuanced procedural requirements and paperwork that requires timely attention, which is what makes an Austin County probate attorney’s services so important.
In addition to advising you in the probate process, an Austin County probate attorney can inform you of any federal or state tax implications related to the decedent’s assets and debts, as well as fees associated with the probate process. An attorney will also be able to provide the following services to the decedent’s beneficiaries:
- Provide the court with proof of death.
- Represent the beneficiaries at all court appearances.
- Catalog and appraise the estate.
- Ensure that creditors are notified of the death. And,
- File all required paperwork associated with probating the estate.
Court appearances and properly filed paperwork alone can be time-consuming and confusing to beneficiaries who are unfamiliar with the laws. An Austin County probate attorney can help diffuse those issues, while helping to ensure the decedent’s last wishes are honored. Other areas where the services of a probate attorney can be vital are: transferring property (real or personal) and answering questions concerning guardianships, property rights, conservatorships, inheritance laws and more. The peaceful resolution of probate issues is always the primary goal; however, when this is not possible, the Austin County probate attorneys at Morris Ostrom Law, have a proven record of successfully defending the rights of beneficiaries in the probate system. To get more information and assistance regarding your Austin County probate issues, contact them today at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth.
Our firm serves people all through Austin County including the cities of Bellville, Brazos Country, Industry, Sealy, and Wallis.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
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.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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 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 International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
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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.