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    "Ryan & Keith genuinely care about their clients."

    Ryan McCreay genuinely cares about his clients. He patiently outlined the timeline in obtaining this overage, along with ...

    - Gerard P.
    "Ryan and team were very professional and empathetic regarding probating my sister's estate."

    They were caring and kind all the way through the process. I highly recommend them to anyone entitled to claim leftover funds from foreclosure or who need to probate an estate for a loved one. Here is a picture of myself and my lovely sister, Karen!

    - Shirley H.
    "After my Mom passed away and her house was foreclosed on, Ryan of Conscious Dealz helped me get the excess funds from the foreclosure."

    He told me the amount I would receive at the beginning of the process. He also told me that I would never have to step inside of a court room, which I didn't want to due to the complex challenges of probate court. Ryan and his team worked very hard for me.

    - AJ J.
    "Keith and his team were fantastic."

    Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...

    - Thomas M.
    "Thank you, Keith, I truly appreciate you."

    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 was responsive and found the right resources for us."

    He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.

    - Previous Client
    "He is aggressive in court room while remaining respectful and compassionate to other lawyers and his clients."

    Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.

    - Jennifer
    "Whenever I had a question or concern, all I had to do was call or email Keith."

    Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.

    - Susan

Whether you’re just starting the process of probate or want to contest a will, an Ellis County probate attorney is here to advocate for you. With a history of taking on various multimillion-dollar estate cases, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law isn’t going to shy away from any fight. He knows what it means to advocate for beneficiaries who are being shorted on the inheritance of property and assets. With decades of legal experience to help guide you through the probate process, he will be sure to honestly inform you of what’s in your best interest.

The best part? He offers a no-cost consultation. His legal team will be happy to talk you through the best way to attack your probate.

To find more information on Ellis County Probate, be sure to schedule your free over-the-phone consultation with Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law today (713) 636-5339.

The Texas Probate Process

Probate can differ by state, therefore it’s important to understand how your state’s laws and regulations apply to your probate circumstance. In Texas, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the process of probate. Let’s examine three items that are unique to Texas when it comes to probate:

  • The Texas Small Estate Affidavit – when a loved one passes away and does not leave behind a will, it’s tough to really understand what your next best move should be. In this case, if a loved one’s estate is less than $50,000 in value, the beneficiaries can file for a small estate affidavit. Not only does this allow the parties involved to expedite the probate process, but it also makes the entire legal proceeding very inexpensive.
  • Determining the Right Beneficiaries – without a will to dictate the distribution of property and assets, it can be a tough task to determine which beneficiaries receive certain assets. In Texas, intestacy law demands that any person looking to claim the property of an estate without a will must initiate the process through a court of law. This is done by either court application or legal representation. In most cases, legal representation is the better choice due to the number of assets and property that must be dealt with.
  • Unrecognized Assets – in Texas, not every asset is considered a probate asset. When a descendant places money in different accounts, it is usually drawn out whether they need a beneficiary. A complete list of these non-probate assets can be found here. It should be noted however that this list differs from accounts that hold debt. These types of accounts are a separate matter and should be treated accordingly.

Can I Represent Myself During a Probate?

Yes, but it is not recommended unless you’re the only possible heir and you’re dealing with a relatively low-profile estate. Having an attorney on your side not only makes the process a lot more efficient, it also increases your chances of having successful probate (results that fall in your best interest). Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law strives to give his clients tailored results. As an Ellis County probate attorney, he has a history of aggressive litigation that concludes with clients obtaining their justified property and assets. For more information on probate as it pertains to Ellis County, be sure to contact him today!

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • 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.

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

  • Extensive Experience

    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.

  • Aggressive Litigators

    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.

  • Free Consultations
    Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
  • Personalized Attention

    If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

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