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What Does A Washington County Probate Attorney Do?
At some point in everyone’s life, we will all hear of a probate attorney. For many, they may not need a Washington County probate attorney until a family member passes away. Matters such as Wills, estates and debts must be settled in a probate court. A Washington County probate attorney could perhaps be one of the most important people you turn to at this time. Having the assistance of a Washington County probate attorney to protect your family’s financial future can ensure your wishes will be carried out for your loved ones and that there is minimal burden on them during a time of grief.
What is a Probate Attorney?
Simply put, a probate attorney is one who manages Wills and estates. Many may use the term probate attorney interchangeably with a trust or estate lawyer. A probate attorney will oversee the execution of a person’s Will. They will validate the Will in probate court and work to protect the decedent’s interests. They will represent the family in probate court and ensure that all assets are distributed according to the Will.
If the deceased did not have a Will, a probate attorney can represent members of the family in court. There, according to Texas probate laws, the court will decide how the assets will be distributed.
Why Should I Have A Probate Attorney?
A Washington County Probate Attorney can help you plan for your future. An attorney can help you write up your Will, and ensure that it is iron-clad will not be disputed in court. The attorney can also help with trust funds, powers of attorney and medical powers of attorney.
If a family member passed away without a Will, a Washington County Probate Attorney can help you navigate the Texas probate courts. They will help you through the paperwork and explain offsets such as taxes. They will also represent you and your interest in probate court.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Washington County including the cities of Brenham and Burton.
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.
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.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
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.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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.
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.