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Jefferson County Probate Attorneys: How They Can Help
Each year, a Jefferson County probate attorney will see myriad cases. Some are simple and straightforward; other cases are intense and complicated. When a person passes on, there are many legal questions that often come up that a probate lawyer can assist with.
A Texas probate court is specifically setup to handle the legal, formal distribution of assets after a person has died. A Will helps the court divide assets as the deceased wished. Without a Will, the court will divide assets as it sees fit. A Jefferson County probate attorney is most often called on to deal with the proceedings of the probate court as they can be complicated and time-consuming. A lawyer who specializes in these procedures can be extremely helpful during what is likely a difficult and emotional time.
Services Provided by a Jefferson County Probate Attorney
Probate attorneys handle any issues related to inheritance law, but they most commonly deal with the legal steps associated with the passing of a loved one. Jefferson County probate attorneys can work through the probate court process from start to finish on behalf of the client. As a representative of the family who has lost a loved one, a probate attorney, can offer the following services:
- Notifying creditors
- Filing paperwork, including proof of death
- Asset evaluation (inventory and assess value)
- Representation in all court appearances
Jefferson County probate attorneys also can help with the drawing up of legal documents associated with the Last Will and Testament, setting up trusts and guardianships, answering questions about estate taxes and planning, and handling legal property transfers.
Jefferson County probate attorney, Keith Morris Attorney at Law, can help you navigate the probate system. He is an experienced attorney who will vigorously defend your rights in this legal process. Call today at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth for a consultation.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Jefferson County including the cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur, Bevil Oaks, China, Groves, Nederland, Nome, Port Neches, and Taylor Landing.
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.
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.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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.
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.