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Hidalgo County Probate Attorney Information & Services
Hidalgo County probate attorneys can provide valuable assistance to clients in some of the most difficult times — after the death of a loved one. Probate attorneys are legal professionals who make sure the deceased’s assets go to the right places. Immediately after a person dies in Hidalgo County, their assets and any liabilities they have, are compiled into an estate.
If a person dies without a Will, distribution of their assets can be tricky if multiple people make claims for them. If a person believes he or she should be receiving certain assets, a Hidalgo County probate attorney will fight for their client’s rights in Texas probate court. In situations where there is no Will, probate courts rely on probate attorneys and intestacy laws to ascertain how the decedent’s assets should be apportioned.
Probate Attorney Services
After a person has passed away, there are many detailed steps that must legally be taken in the process of probate. A Hidalgo County probate attorney can help in each of these steps, for example:
- Tracking down all of the assets people own and placing a value on them.
- Filing paperwork (including proof of death) with the court.
- Attending court appearances during the probate process.
- Providing notification to creditors of the decedent.
In addition to these services, a Hidalgo County probate attorney can assist in issues of estate planning while a person is still living. Drawing up a Will, setting up guardianships/conservatorships, legally transferring property, and answering questions about estate taxes and fees are all areas in which the assistance of a legal professional is a valuable asset.
When you need help in the probate process, planning your estate or setting up a Will, contact the experienced Hidalgo County probate attorney Keith Morris Attorney at Law, by calling (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Hidalgo County including the cities of McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, Pharr, Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, Mercedes, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Progreso, Progreso Lakes, San Juan, Sullivan City, and Weslaco.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
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.
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 Trust Dispute Won Summary Judgment
Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.
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.
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.