What Does A Colorado County Probate Attorney Do?
If you need to create a Last Will & Testament or aren’t sure what to do after a loved one has died, a Colorado County probate attorney is the person you want to talk to. This type of legal professional handles issues dealing with inheritance law and the Texas probate process, which is the legal system that governs the resolution of assets and debts after a person has died.When a person dies in Texas, his or her assets and liabilities (debts) are put into an estate, which is overseen by a probate court. How this process proceeds will depend on whether there is a Will in place and whether that Will is contested. Even with an uncontested Will, there are several required steps, including paperwork and court appearances, that render the services of a Colorado County probate attorney vital to making a difficult time a little bit easier for the decedent’s family and friends.
Probate Lawyer Services
When it comes to the probate process, a Colorado County probate attorney can perform the following functions on behalf of clients:
- File the required legal documents with the court.
- Document and assess the value of the estate.
- Notify creditors of the estate. And,
- Attend required court hearings.
These tasks can be challenging if you have no experience in this area of law. It becomes even more so when there is no Will or the Will is contested. The probate judge will look at intestacy laws and hear arguments from a Colorado County probate attorney when determining the distribution of assets.In addition to assisting in the probate process, a probate lawyer can advise and assist in the following areas: inheritance law, guardianships and conservatorships, property rights and transfers, and estate tax issues.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Colorado County including the cities of Columbus, Eagle Lake, and Weimar.