In order to have all of your affairs in order, it is important that you hire an experienced Texas lawyer who can assist you with probate and estate planning. When you have structured preparations in place, you can rest easy knowing that your beneficiaries will receive exactly what you want them to. With Keith Morris Attorney at Law, you can find skilled estate planning attorneys that are eager to help you with all of your probate and estate planning needs.
“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
Having an official will that satisfies the requirements of the law is the best way to ensure that your beneficiaries are well protected. It must contain certain provisions in order to be valid, which is why you should hire a licensed and experienced attorney. You will be able to name an executor that will carry out your personal matters during the probate process. In addition, you can choose a guardian for your minor children, as well as provide for your loved ones. Estate planning allows you to stay in control of your property. When you die without a will, the court and intestacy laws decide how it will be distributed.
A trust can facilitate the distribution of your property by keeping it out of probate. During probate proceedings, it must be proven that a will is genuine and that the property is distributed accordingly. This process can often be quite lengthy, delaying the distribution of assets to your beneficiaries. You can set up a trust as part of your estate planning in order to avoid these impediments. By having a trust in place, your beneficiaries can also avoid paying for costly probate fees that reduce the value of the property being distributed.
It is important to note that a will should still be drafted in order to account for property that you acquire right before your death and are not part of your trust.
Advantages of a Legal Professional
A lawyer is the best source of information on all matters relating to the transfer of property. A Texas attorney is required to stay abreast of any changes in estate planning laws and policies. A legal professional can also answer all of your questions and concerns about estate planning, so that you can fully understand your options.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
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.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
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.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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.
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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.