Wills in Texas

For experienced and skilled assistance with your will, work with Attorney Keith Morris. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth or fill out the online contact form.

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- Thomas M.

Will Attorney in Houston and Fort Worth

Professional Assistance with Important Documents

Having an attorney write up the legal proceedings for properly distributing real and personal property of a deceased person can make the process much simpler and ensure it is carried out correctly. This can help bring peace of mind that your final wishes will be honored when the will is in probate.

Attorneys in Texas will cover all the pertinent issues, specific to the laws in Texas, when drafting wills. The wishes of the person are outlined in a legal document stating who will be appointed guardian of the decedent’s children and who will receive real and personal property. Without the legal document of a proper will in Texas, the state will make the decisions on where children will be placed and who will receive property of the estate.

Advantages of Having a Legal Will in Texas

Legal wills tell the Texas probate court and beneficiaries of the estate exactly how the decedent wished their property and family should be handled after their death. The written legal document gives specific instructions on all financial matters, property that is owned, and the care for the minor children. A formal written will must meet certain requirements in order to be legal.

In order to draft the legal document, the testator must be at least 18 years old, serving in the armed forces, or be married. A person cannot be forced or deceived to make the legal document. The testator must be of sound mind and body at the time of the writing of the will, and it must be their intent to give the property at the time of death.

Without a valid will in Texas, the person is known to have died intestate. The person’s property and legal rights to their children will then be left up to the courts in Texas, and the person’s wishes would not be considered. Without the legal document of what the person wishes, there are usually delays in dispersing the property.

Because of the importance of having a legal will in Texas, it is important to have an experienced attorney advise you on drafting such a legal document.

Call Keith Morris Attorney at Law at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today to get ensure your will is properly drafted.

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • 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 International Estate Settlement Reached

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

  • Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won

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

  • Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Why Choose Keith Morris, Attorney at Law?

  • Personalized Attention
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  • Free Consultations
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  • Aggressive Litigator
    Keith Morris is proud to be the litigator that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting his clients optimal results.
  • Extensive Experience
    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.
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