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    "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.

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

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Hays County Probate Attorney

Hays County Probate Attorney Information

There are many reasons why you might need to consult a Hays County probate attorney. Most people will need to seek the services of a probate lawyer when a loved has died and they are going through the process of probate, which is the system by which the assets and debts of a deceased person are administered by the courts.

A Hays County probate attorney can help navigate this process even when there is no legal challenge to the decedent’s Will. However, when a Will is being contested, the services of a probate lawyer are even more important. People contest wills because they may believe that the decedent was forced into signing it or was too ill to understand what was being signed. A Will might also be contested if it has clauses that contradict each other, are ambiguous, or if certain money, property or other assets of value have been left out of it.

Additionally, a client may seek assistance from a Hays County probate attorney in estate planning before issues of probate can arise. This can include setting up a power of attorney, in which a client appoints someone to handle their legal affairs in case they become incapacitated. Hiring a Hays County probate Attorney can help the survivors avoid problems in probate court after a person’s death.

What A Probate Attorney Does

Probate law in Texas can be complex, and it’s always best for a client to hire a Hays County probate attorney to see him through it. A not inconsiderable amount of paperwork will need to be filled out and filed. Letters and notices will need to be sent to the decedent’s creditors and beneficiaries, and the assets of the estate will have to be inventoried and appraised.

A probate attorney and his staff can help the client expedite all of these requirements and can be an advocate for the client in case the Will is contested, or in case the survivors are challenged in court because the decedent didn’t leave a Will.

A person who dies without leaving a Will is said to have died intestate. This means that the state will have to figure out how the decedent’s property is meted out to their survivors. A Hays county probate attorney can argue on behalf of beneficiaries and help the court determine the proper distribution of assets.

Hays County probate attorney, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, has a history of success when it comes to defending clients’ rights in the Texas probate process. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today for a consultation.

Our firm provides services to clients throughout Hays County including the cities of Austin, Bear Creek, Buda, Dripping Springs, Hays, Kyle, Mountain City, San Marcos, Wimberley and Woodcreek.

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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