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
Cameron County Probate Attorney
Utilizing A Cameron County Probate Attorney
In Texas, the probate process is the legal system by which the court oversees the estate of a person who has died. A Cameron County probate attorney can be of service when it comes to this system in which the court recognizes the death, validates a Last Will and Testament, and administer the estate after debts and taxes are resolved.
If the decedent has a Will, and that Will is uncontested, the legal process can be fairly smooth. When there is a contested Will or none at all, it becomes more complicated and frustrating for loved ones. In either case, there are specific requirements, including legal documents being filed and court hearings attended, that a Cameron County probate attorney will have the experience to handle.
Probate Lawyer Services Available
A Cameron County probate attorney’s experience doesn’t cover just the legal process after someone passes away. Drawing up a Will or addressing issues of guardianship, conservatorship, property rights and more all fall within the realm of a probate lawyers’ knowledge.
Additionally, within the probate process there are many steps in which having a Cameron County probate attorney will be a valuable resource, including:
- Filing and validating a Will with the court.
- Providing proof of death.
- Listing and appraising property (real and personal) owned by the decedent.
- Notifying creditors of the estate.
- Attending court hearings.
These are steps that must be followed even when a Will is uncontested. When someone does contest the Will or there is no Will present, the court will hear arguments from a Cameron County probate attorney and look at intestacy laws to determine the distribution of assets.
Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, strives to vigorously defend the rights of each and every client. Call today at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth for a consultation on your Cameron County probate matter.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Cameron County including the cities of Brownsville, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Palm Valley, Port Isabel, Rio Hondo, and San Benito.
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.