Medina County

“Keith and his team were fantastic.”

- Thomas M.

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 Attorney 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
  • 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 Trust Dispute Won Summary Judgment

    Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.

  • Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved

    Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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Why Choose Keith Morris, Attorney at Law?

  • Personalized Attention

    If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

  • Free Consultations

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

  • Aggressive Litigator

    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.

  • Extensive Experience

    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.

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