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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.