Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...- Thomas M.
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 helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.- Previous Client
Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.- Jennifer
Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.- Susan
Keith would be the one attorney I hope I never set on the opposite side of the table against.- Bruce
Mr. Morris represented me in a complicated and nasty probate matter. I am a paralegal and must say that Mr. Morris is in the top .5 of the 1% of excellent lawyers.- Jennifer L.
Keith was easy to reach and had a lot of knowledge about estate planning. He helped me and my family with our wills and helped set up trusts for my kids.- Oda
Willacy County Probate Attorney
What is Probate Law and Why Do I Need A Willacy County Probate Attorney?
A Willacy County probate attorney is an attorney who specializes in Probate Law. Probate Law is the area of law covering assets and estates after someone dies. Before someone dies, a probate attorney can also be of help in creating an estate and putting all an individual’s assets into it. If the decedent did not leave a Last Will and Testament, it is up to the court to decide to whom to distribute the assets in accordance with probate laws and upon evidence and other information presented by a Willacy County probate attorney. Even when there is a Will, there are often instances when the court is involved to prove that the Will is valid, and to make sure that the decedent’s last wishes are properly met in accordance with the law.
The probate court and legal process has specific rules and requirements, which can be time consuming and confusing for someone who is not familiar with probate law. If there are disputes between beneficiaries, a probate attorney can help protect your interests.
What Services Can A Probate Attorney Provide?
A qualified Willacy County probate attorney can help make the probate process easier by navigating you through the territory of the probate court system. Whether your loved one died with or without a Will, your attorney can help the surviving beneficiaries by doing the following:
- Complete and file all paperwork
- Attend all hearings and court appearances on your behalf
- Provide assistance with accurately cataloging and appraising estate estimates
- Notify all required third-parties (e.g. creditors) of the estate
- Resolve any disputes between you and other beneficiaries
Simply put, by having a Willacy County probate attorney on your side, you have an advocate to help make the entire probate process smoother. Your attorney will make sure that all the necessary paperwork is completely properly and that all legal requirements are met.
A probate attorney can also help with the creation of your estate, the drafting of a Will, property rights, guardianship, and other questions regarding inheritance law.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Willacy County including the cities of Lyford, Raymondville, and San Perlita.
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.
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.
Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.