How Can A Medina County Probate Attorney Help?
In Texas, once a person dies and their assets and liabilities are placed into their estate, the estate is then required to go through a legal process known as probate. Regardless of whether or not the person had a valid Will, the probate process can be lengthy and often requires the assistance of an experienced Medina County probate attorney. The attorney is able to explain the probate process, state and federal tax-related issues, as well as all associated fees.Ideally, during the probate process all real and personal properties are passed to the beneficiary without any problems. Unfortunately, families are often faced with problems such as contested Wills, guardianships, inheritance laws and intestacy (when a person dies without leaving a Will). Because a simple mistake may prohibit you from claiming your lawful inheritance, it’s important to work with a Medina County probate attorney that can assist with legal issues such as determining rightful heirs, executing a Texas Muniment of Title, non-probate assets, Texas small estate affidavits and probate administration.
Texas Probate Litigation
Texas provides a specific guideline on distributing the property and assets of the deceased. Generally, the law requires distribution according to the deceased’s Will or by state law when a valid Will is not available. However, in certain cases, when a potential beneficiary wishes to deviate from the guideline or the deceased’s Will, a Medina County probate attorney can help protect your rights as well as your loved one’s wishes.
Limited to a statute of limitation of 4 years, Texas probate law provides several grounds for requesting Texas Probate litigation. Some of those guidelines include an expected forgery, an invalid Will, asset classification, undue influence and fiduciary negligence. Under certain circumstances, although a valid Will is not present, Section 85 of the Texas Probate Code allows probate attorneys to assist with lost but verifiable Wills. In addition to protecting your rights, the experience Medina County probate attorney helps to ease the grieving process by ensuring wishes of your loved ones is respectfully handled.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Medina County including the cities of Castroville, Devine, Hondo, LaCoste, Lytle, and Natalia.