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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

Medina County Probate Attorney

How Can A Medina County Probate Attorney Help?

In Texas, once a person dies and their assets and liabilities are placed into their estate, the estate is then required to go through a legal process known as probate. Regardless of whether or not the person had a valid Will, the probate process can be lengthy and often requires the assistance of an experienced Medina County probate attorney. The attorney is able to explain the probate process, state and federal tax-related issues, as well as all associated fees. Ideally, during the probate process all real and personal properties are passed to the beneficiary without any problems. Unfortunately, families are often faced with problems such as contested Wills, guardianships, inheritance laws and intestacy (when a person dies without leaving a Will). Because a simple mistake may prohibit you from claiming your lawful inheritance, it’s important to work with a Medina County probate attorney that can assist with legal issues such as determining rightful heirs, executing a Texas Muniment of Title, non-probate assets, Texas small estate affidavits and probate administration.

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas provides a specific guideline on distributing the property and assets of the deceased. Generally, the law requires distribution according to the deceased’s Will or by state law when a valid Will is not available. However, in certain cases, when a potential beneficiary wishes to deviate from the guideline or the deceased’s Will, a Medina County probate attorney can help protect your rights as well as your loved one’s wishes.

Limited to a statute of limitation of 4 years, Texas probate law provides several grounds for requesting Texas Probate litigation. Some of those guidelines include an expected forgery, an invalid Will, asset classification, undue influence and fiduciary negligence. Under certain circumstances, although a valid Will is not present, Section 85 of the Texas Probate Code allows probate attorneys to assist with lost but verifiable Wills. In addition to protecting your rights, the experience Medina County probate attorney helps to ease the grieving process by ensuring wishes of your loved ones is respectfully handled.

To get help from a Medina County probate attorney with probate, estate planning or drawing up Wills and guardianship documents, call Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth.

Our firm provides services to clients throughout Medina County including the cities of Castroville, Devine, Hondo, LaCoste, Lytle, and Natalia.

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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