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    "Ryan & Keith genuinely care about their clients."

    Ryan McCreay genuinely cares about his clients. He patiently outlined the timeline in obtaining this overage, along with ...

    - Gerard P.
    "Ryan and team were very professional and empathetic regarding probating my sister's estate."

    They were caring and kind all the way through the process. I highly recommend them to anyone entitled to claim leftover funds from foreclosure or who need to probate an estate for a loved one. Here is a picture of myself and my lovely sister, Karen!

    - Shirley H.
    "After my Mom passed away and her house was foreclosed on, Ryan of Conscious Dealz helped me get the excess funds from the foreclosure."

    He told me the amount I would receive at the beginning of the process. He also told me that I would never have to step inside of a court room, which I didn't want to due to the complex challenges of probate court. Ryan and his team worked very hard for me.

    - AJ J.
    "Keith and his team were fantastic."

    Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...

    - Thomas M.
    "Thank you, Keith, I truly appreciate you."

    He researched my problem, consulted another expert just for a second opinion, and responded to me with the answers I needed. He is a SUPER PERSON.

    - Kathie
    "He was responsive and found the right resources for us."

    He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.

    - Previous Client
    "He is aggressive in court room while remaining respectful and compassionate to other lawyers and his clients."

    Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.

    - Jennifer
    "Whenever I had a question or concern, all I had to do was call or email Keith."

    Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.

    - Susan

Bell County Probate Attorney

What Does a Bell County Probate Attorney Do?

If you have recently lost a loved one, you likely have many questions about what steps to take. A Bell County probate attorney can help guide you through the Texas probate process. What exactly is probate? Probate is a process by which you will legally administer the property, otherwise called the estate, of a deceased person. Probate is also the process by which the executor of the Last Will and Testament will be named to oversee the distribution of property. If the person died intestate, which means without a Will, a probate court will oversee the distribution of property because there was no direction from the deceased. Probate Courts also oversee the appointment of a guardian. There are instances that arise in which a person is unable to make decisions for themselves. When that happens, someone must be appointed to be able to legally make these decisions for the incapable person. Be it personal decisions, medical decisions, or financial decisions, a probate court will oversee those steps as well. A Bell County probate attorney can help navigate these legal issues.

Services Of A Probate Attorney

There are many issues that an experienced Bell County probate attorney must be ready to deal with. He or she must know how to handle issues regarding estate taxes, both federal and state. They must be ready to handle the transfer of real estate, any guardian issues if a minor is left without parents, and deal with creditors in the event of an insolvent estate. Additionally, a probate lawyer can:

  • File required paperwork with the probate court.
  • Inventory and assess the value of any assets.
  • Represent beneficiaries during court appearances.
  • Provide proof of death as required by the court.

If problems arise, a Bell County probate attorney is paramount in the event of a contested Will. A Will can be contested by anyone that has any sort of financial interest in the estate. That would include a child, a spouse, or a sibling. Creditors can also contest a Will. Your probate attorney needs to be able to handle these situations, should they arise. While the Bell County probate attorney, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, always tries for a peaceful resolution of an estate, this isn’t always the case. Our probate lawyers have a proven track record of successfully defending our clients’ rights. 

Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today for more information on your Bell County probate issues.

Our firm provides services to clients throughout Bell County including the cities of Killeen, Temple, Bartlett, Belton, Copperas Cove, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Holland, Little River-Academy, Morgan’s Point Resort, Nolanville, Rogers, Salado, and Troy.

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets

    Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case

    Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.

  • Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing

    Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.

  • Case Won Guardianship Case

    Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.

  • Six-Figure Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case

    Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

  • Extensive Experience

    With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.

  • Aggressive Litigators

    Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.

  • Free Consultations
    Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
  • Personalized Attention

    If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

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Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.