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How Can a Blanco County Probate Attorney Help Me?
When a loved one dies, the last thing anyone wants to think about are legal issues. A Blanco County probate attorney can help make this time easier by providing advice and legal assistance during the probate process. Probate is the process by which the decedent’s debts and assets are resolved. The process is overseen by a Texas probate court. A Blanco County probate attorney is trained, specifically, to deal with the ins-and-outs of wills and the dividing of assets, as well as other areas involving property rights and inheritance law.
Probate Attorney: Services, Specialties and Legal Expertise
A Blanco County probate attorney can serve clients with a variety of needs. First and foremost, probate attorney can help legally draw up a Last Will and Testament. This document is legally binding and outlines the way in which the assets of the departed will be divided among heirs and family members. For example, in some situations, a person will wish to will their real estate to one individual and their monetary accounts to another; a Blanco County probate attorney can ensure those wishes are known and that the paperwork is legally binding.
A Blanco County probate attorney can help clients in a variety of other ways; for example, a probate attorney can be employed by an individual who believes a Will should be deemed invalid. This situation may occur for a multitude of reasons, but one common example is if a person was not of sound mind and body when the Will was drawn up. When there is no Will on record, a probate lawyer can help argue before the court on how assets should be divided. A probate lawyer can be of assistance in matters involving guardianships, conservatorships, property rights, estate taxes (federal and state) and more.
When it comes to resolving a loved one’s estate, there are many steps that must be taken. Some of these steps include:
- Providing proof of death to the court.
- Inventorying and appraising assets.
- Notifying creditors of the death.
- Filing paperwork with the court.
- Attending mandatory court appearances.
A Blanco County probate attorney will be able to perform these tasks on behalf of the beneficiaries, which can be a great relief during the period of grief following a loved one’s death.
While resolving the estate in a peaceful, equitable way is always the goal, Blanco County probate attorney, Keith Morris Attorney at Law, knows this isn’t always possible. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today for a consultation with our attorneys, who have a proven record of working tirelessly to represent our clients and ensuring that the decedent’s final wishes are honored.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Blanco County including the cities of Blanco, Johnson City, and Round Mountain.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
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.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
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.
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 Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
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.