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What Does A Colorado County Probate Attorney Do?
If you need to create a Last Will & Testament or aren’t sure what to do after a loved one has died, a Colorado County probate attorney is the person you want to talk to. This type of legal professional handles issues dealing with inheritance law and the Texas probate process, which is the legal system that governs the resolution of assets and debts after a person has died. When a person dies in Texas, his or her assets and liabilities (debts) are put into an estate, which is overseen by a probate court. How this process proceeds will depend on whether there is a Will in place and whether that Will is contested. Even with an uncontested Will, there are several required steps, including paperwork and court appearances, that render the services of a Colorado County probate attorney vital to making a difficult time a little bit easier for the decedent’s family and friends.
Probate Lawyer Services
When it comes to the probate process, a Colorado County probate attorney can perform the following functions on behalf of clients:
- File the required legal documents with the court.
- Document and assess the value of the estate.
- Notify creditors of the estate.
- Attend required court hearings.
These tasks can be challenging if you have no experience in this area of law. It becomes even more so when there is no Will or the Will is contested. The probate judge will look at intestacy laws and hear arguments from a Colorado County probate attorney when determining the distribution of assets .In addition to assisting in the probate process, a probate lawyer can advise and assist in the following areas: inheritance law, guardianships and conservatorships, property rights and transfers, and estate tax issues.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Colorado County including the cities of Columbus, Eagle Lake, and Weimar.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
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 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 & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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 International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
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.
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.