Keep the Probate Process as Stress Free as Possible.

Keep the Probate Process as Stress Free as Possible.

We Understand.

If you are reading about Probate because of the recent passing of a family member or friend, please know we are very sorry for your loss. We are sensitive to this difficult time for you and your family. You want settling the estate to be completed quickly and smoothly. That is our mission too. We will work with you and help you through the entire estate administration process in Plano, Frisco, Collin County, Denton County and the Dallas area.

What is Probate?

Probate in Texas is a court supervised procedure for the legal transfer of assets from the deceased to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries. Some estates in Texas can use a probate process that only requires filing an affidavit without you having to appear in court at all. If you and your family qualify for this option, we will recommend it to you.

A probate should be started within four years of the date of the passing. If it is not begun, many problems with property titles and among family members can arise in the future. You can completely avoid these future issues by starting the probate process now.
Usually, probate is necessary to:

  • Prove the validity of a will
  • Appoint someone to manage the estate ( an “adminsitrator”if there is no will or an”executor” if therei is a will)
  • Inventory and appraise the estate property
  • Pay any debts or taxes
  • Distribute and retitle estate property as directed by the will, or state law if there is no will.

How Long Does it Take?

An uncontested probate action with a valid will can be completed in a few months. Of course, disputes and othe complications will extend the time needed to complete the process. Even if any of these arise, we want you to achieve the resolution that best serves you and your family with minimum delay and hassle.

We work diligently with you through every step in the process. We are committed to helping you administer your loved one's estate as efficiently as possible, and relieve you of legal burdens you may face during this time of loss.

We will meet with you for a complimentary case review. At that time we will give you an explanation of your options for proceeding and the time we expect will be needed.

5 Ways We Will Help You

We have decades of experience helping cliients with the probate process. This is what we do for you:

  1. Provide a complimentary, no obligation case review for you. Ask all the questions you have. That is the purpose of this meeting.
  2. Give you checklists and information regarding the duties of an executor or administrator, what you can expect and what you should do to satisfy the legal requirements of the position.
  3. Keep you informed and comfortable thoughout the process.
  4. Resolve any disputes that may arise
  5. Respect your emotional needs
Call us at 972 – 387 – 6040 for a complimentary review and consultation. There are time limits for starting the probate process in Texas. You don't want the will thrown out by the probate court and wishes ignored because the will was filed too late.