“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
Brooks County Probate Attorney
What Functions Does A Brooks County Probate Attorney Perform?
A Brooks County Probate attorney can be an excellent source of information and assistance when a loved one dies. The Texas probate process requires specific steps in the resolving of an estate, even if a will is in place, that can be confusing to those without experience in the system. If the estate is in dispute, the probate process will become even more complicated. A person, even the client, might contest the will, or believe that the executor of the estate isn’t performing his or her duties properly or that the beneficiaries and inheritors in the person’s will have no standing. A Brooks County probate attorney will be able to advise and represent you in these matters. A probate lawyer can also help with estate planning and setting up a power of attorney before death. This is important because it might help the client avoid probate after the decedent’s death.
Services Of A Probate Lawyer in Brooks County
In the Texas probate procedure, the beneficiaries will need to fill out an application to have the decedent’s will probated. He or she will have to attend court, present the will to the court, have notice of the decedent’s death published, send letters to his or her creditors, send notices to the beneficiaries and have the decedent’s assets appraised and inventoried. These are the required steps even when the Last Will and Testament is present and uncontested. A Brooks County probate attorney will be able to handle these tasks on behalf of beneficiaries, thus removing some of the stress and confusion after the death of a loved one.
When there is no will, or a will is contested, a Brooks County probate attorney’s services are even more important. There are several grounds for a client to contest a will. He or she may believe the will has been forged or the decedent was pressured into signing or making changes to the will when they were not capable of thinking rationally. The will might seem to have been badly drawn up or have clauses that are unclear or contradictory. Certain valuable assets may seem to have been left out of the will. The Brooks County Probate attorney can investigate these charges and argue on behalf of the beneficiaries in probate court for an equitable resolution of the estate.
Brooks County probate attorney, Keith Morris Attorney at Law, has many years of experience in the successful defense of clients’ rights when it comes to a loved one’s estate. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth for assistance in your probate matter.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Brooks County including the cities of Falfurrias, Airport Road Addition, Cantu Addition, Encino, Flowella, and Rachal.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
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.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
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.
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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.