When To Get Help From A Liberty County Probate Attorney
Although dealing with the death of a loved one is an emotional process, many families must also face the strain and stress of settling the deceased’s estate during that period. Because Texas requires all estates to go through a probate court, a qualified Liberty County probate attorney can ease your burden by handling the complicated legal probate process on your behalf.
Familiar with state-specific guidelines and limitations, an experience attorney will maintain your rights as a beneficiary as well as ensuring the deceased’s directions are followed in a diligent and respectful manner.
The time an estate spends in the Texas probate court depends on several factors, such as the size of the estate, whether a Will was present and the validity of the Will. In certain circumstances, even though the Will is valid, one or more individuals may choose to contest the contents of the Will. A Liberty County probate attorney will be able to handle possible problems such as determining heirship, attending court on your behalf, file any necessary paperwork and provide information on tax consequences on the federal and state level.
Texas Probate Administration and Litigation
Every case is assigned a probate administrator to ensure debts are paid and all assets are correctly distributed. The administrator is generally a person or organization knowledgeable in probate law concerning your particular circumstances and is not related to the deceased. Protecting your interest, a Liberty County Probate attorney will use every possible legal tactic to guard your legal rights.
Probate litigation results from a disagreement on real property and asset distribution. Unless a qualified Liberty County probate attorney handles the legal proceedings, you may lose your rights to a legal inheritance. Common issues probate attorney’s handle during litigation includes proving the existence of a lost Will under Texas Probate Code 85, correctly categorizing assets and contesting an invalid will or fiduciary negligence.
A Liberty County probate attorney also can help with drawing up a Last Will and Testament, setting up guardianships, transferring property and estate planning.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Liberty County including the cities of Liberty, Ames, Cleveland, Daisetta, Dayton, Dayton Lakes, Devers, Hardin, Kenefick, Mont Belvieu, North Cleveland, and Plum Grove.