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Calhoun County Probate Attorney Information & Services
If you’ve never experienced the death of a loved one, the Texas probate process is probably unfamiliar territory. A Calhoun County probate attorney can help explain this system and provide advice and guidance throughout the process. Probate is the process by which the decedent’s assets and liabilities are put into an estate, which is overseen and administered by a probate court. If the decedent left a Will, the court will pay the debts of the estate and distribute assets accordingly. When a Will is not in place or the Will is contested, the court will hear arguments from a Calhoun County probate attorney and look at intestacy laws when determining the distribution of the estate.
Probate Lawyers: What Services Do They Provide?
A Calhoun County probate attorney can be a valuable asset. Aside from the probate proceedings, these attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to draw up a Will, advise on matters related to conservatorships and guardianships, and answer questions about inheritance law, property rights and estate taxes.
When it comes to the probate process, a Calhoun County probate attorney can:
- Represent beneficiaries in court hearings.
- File legal paperwork.
- Appraise the assets of the estate.
- Notify creditors.
The smooth resolution of the estate is always a hoped for outcome, but there are times when this is not the case. It is an unfortunate truth that sometimes people will try to take advantage of the death of a family member or friend. If a Will is contested or there is no Will in existence, the services of a probate lawyer are even more important to see that clients’ rights are defended and that the wishes of the decedent are honored.
Calhoun County probate attorney, Keith Morris Attorney at Law, has a history of success when it comes to defending beneficiaries’ rights in the Texas probate system. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today for help in your probate matters.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Calhoun County including the cities of Point Comfort, Port Lavaca, and Seadrift.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
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.