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Texas Estate Planning Attorneys

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 & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, you can find skilled estate planning attorneys that are eager to help you with all of your probate and estate planning needs.

    "Ryan & Keith genuinely care about their clients."

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    - Gerard P.
    "Ryan and team were very professional and empathetic regarding probating my sister's estate."

    They were caring and kind all the way through the process. I highly recommend them to anyone entitled to claim leftover funds from foreclosure or who need to probate an estate for a loved one. Here is a picture of myself and my lovely sister, Karen!

    - Shirley H.
    "After my Mom passed away and her house was foreclosed on, Ryan of Conscious Dealz helped me get the excess funds from the foreclosure."

    He told me the amount I would receive at the beginning of the process. He also told me that I would never have to step inside of a court room, which I didn't want to due to the complex challenges of probate court. Ryan and his team worked very hard for me.

    - AJ J.
    "Keith and his team were fantastic."

    Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...

    - Thomas M.
    "Thank you, Keith, I truly appreciate you."

    He researched my problem, consulted another expert just for a second opinion, and responded to me with the answers I needed. He is a SUPER PERSON.

    - Kathie
    "He was responsive and found the right resources for us."

    He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.

    - Previous Client
    "He is aggressive in court room while remaining respectful and compassionate to other lawyers and his clients."

    Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.

    - Jennifer
    "Whenever I had a question or concern, all I had to do was call or email Keith."

    Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.

    - Susan

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Wills

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.

Trusts

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.

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Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing

    Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case

    Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.

  • Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar International Estate

    Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets

    Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.

  • Won Summary Judgment Multi-Million Dollar Trust Dispute

    Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

  • Extensive Experience

    With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.

  • Aggressive Litigators

    Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.

  • Free Consultations
    Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
  • Personalized Attention

    If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

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