“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
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 Attorney 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.
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.
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.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
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 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.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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.
If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
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Keith Morris is proud to be the litigator that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting his clients optimal results.
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.