What is Probate Law and Why Do I Need A Willacy County Probate Attorney?
A Willacy County probate attorney is an attorney who specializes in Probate Law. Probate Law is the area of law covering assets and estates after someone dies. Before someone dies, a probate attorney can also be of help in creating an estate and putting all an individual’s assets into it.If the decedent did not leave a Last Will and Testament, it is up to the court to decide to whom to distribute the assets in accordance with probate laws and upon evidence and other information presented by a Willacy County probate attorney. Even when there is a Will, there are often instances when the court is involved to prove that the Will is valid, and to make sure that the decent’s last wishes are properly met in accordance with the law.
The probate court and legal process has specific rules and requirements, which can be time consuming and confusing for someone who is not familiar with probate law. If there are disputes between beneficiaries, a probate attorney can help protect your interests.
What Services Can A Probate Attorney Provide?
A qualified Willacy County probate attorney can help make the probate process easier by navigating you through the territory of the probate court system. Whether your loved one died with or without a Will, your attorney can help the surviving beneficiaries by doing the following:
• Complete and file all paperwork
• Attend all hearings and court appearances on your behalf
• Provide assistance with accurately cataloging and appraising estate estimates
• Notify all required third-parties (e.g. creditors) of the estate
• Resolve any disputes between you and other beneficiaries
Simply put, by having a Willacy County probate attorney on your side, you have an advocate to help make the entire probate process smoother. Your attorney will make sure that all the necessary paperwork is completely properly and that all legal requirements are met.
A probate attorney can also help with the creation of your estate, the drafting of a Will, property rights, guardianship, and other questions regarding inheritance law.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Willacy County including the cities of Lyford, Raymondville, and San Perlita.