Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...- Thomas M.
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 helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.- Previous Client
Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.- Jennifer
Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.- Susan
Keith would be the one attorney I hope I never set on the opposite side of the table against.- Bruce
Mr. Morris represented me in a complicated and nasty probate matter. I am a paralegal and must say that Mr. Morris is in the top .5 of the 1% of excellent lawyers.- Jennifer L.
Keith was easy to reach and had a lot of knowledge about estate planning. He helped me and my family with our wills and helped set up trusts for my kids.- Oda
Brazos County Probate Attorney
Do I Need A Brazos County Probate Attorney?
Why do you need a Brazos County Probate Attorney? And what exactly is a Probate? The Texas Probate process is the process of administering the property, or estate, of a deceased person. The process will oversee all claims that arise, as well as the distribution of the deceased’s property, according to the decedent’s will. A will is a legal document that outlines the wishes of the deceased person. An executor is appointed during the probate process, and if the person died intestate, or without a will, the probate process will oversee that person’s property distribution as well. Another process that is done by probate is the appointment of a guardian, in the event a person is unable to make personal decisions on their own. This could be a financial decision, or a medical or health decision. The probate court would then appoint someone who is able to make those decisions.
Probate Lawyer Services
Many problems can arise with the administering of an estate and a Brazos County probate attorney needs to be well-trained in that area. Unfortunately, there are people who would take advantage of a loved one’s death. A probate attorney can help protect the final wishes of the decedent and argue in court on behalf of beneficiaries.
Additionally, there are many steps involved in the process of finalizing an estate after a death. A Brazos County probate attorney can help take care of these steps in accordance with the law, including:
- Filing any necessary paperwork.
- Attend court hearings.
- Catalog and appraise assets involved in the estate. And,
- Provide the court with proof of death as required.
A Brazos County probate attorney can also advise you about tax implications on a federal and state level in association with the estate, as well as probate fees. Questions and legal issues regarding conservatorships, guardianships, property transfers and inheritance also fall within the scope a probate lawyer’s knowledge and experience.
Our Brazos County probate attorney, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, will work tirelessly to resolve your loved one’s estate in a manner that respects his or her last wishes. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today for more information.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Brazos County including the cities of Bryan, College Station, Kurten, Millican, and Wixon Valley.
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.
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.
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.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.