What Does A Washington County Probate Attorney Do?
At some point in everyone’s life, we will all hear of a probate attorney. For many, they may not need a Washington County probate attorney until a family member passes away. Matters such as Wills, estates and debts must be settled in a probate court. A Washington County probate attorney could perhaps be one of the most important people you turn to at this time.Having the assistance of a Washington County probate attorney to protect your family’s financial future can ensure your wishes will be carried out for your loved ones and that there is minimal burden on them during a time of grief.
What is a Probate Attorney?
Simply put, a probate attorney is one who manages Wills and estates. Many may use the term probate attorney interchangeably with a trust or estate lawyer. A probate attorney will oversee the execution of a person’s Will. They will validate the Will in probate court and work to protect the decedent’s interests. They will represent the family in probate court and ensure that all assets are distributed according to the Will.
If the deceased did not have a Will, a probate attorney can represent members of the family in court. There, according to Texas probate laws, the court will decide how the assets will be distributed.
Why Should I Have A Probate Attorney?
A Washington County Probate Attorney can help you plan for your future. An attorney can help you write up your Will, and ensure that it is iron-clad will not be disputed in court. The attorney can also help with trust funds, powers of attorney and medical powers of attorney.
If a family member passed away without a Will, a Washington County Probate Attorney can help you navigate the Texas probate courts. They will help you through the paperwork and explain offsets such as taxes. They will also represent you and your interest in probate court.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Washington County including the cities of Brenham and Burton.