There are various types of probate proceedings and the decision of what action is required following the loss of a loved one is made less stressful with our assistance. A common misconception our firm has encountered is the mistaken belief that the preparation of a Last Will and Testament will eliminate the necessity for probate. While that is not true, probate is much easier and cost efficient, if you have prepared a will prior to the time of death. While probate is not required in every situation, it can be necessary when there are disputes about the contents or meaning of a will, or when there are claims from creditors against the estate, or countless other situations which require the Courts to intervene when disposing of the estate of a lost loved one. These are the situations where an experienced Probate attorney can provide invaluable assistance.
When probate begins, the following events will occur:
- A deceased person’s will must be verified as valid;
- The estate’s property must be identified and inventoried;
- If appraisals are needed, they must be attained<;/li>
- All debts and taxes must be paid in full.
Any remaining property will be distributed among beneficiaries according to the Texas State Code.
If you are trying to plan your estate or are in need of legal advice about probate, contact Wheeler & Wheeler, P.C. It’s always better to go into these situations with the support of a professional who will listen to your needs and assist you in finding a solution. A probate attorney can guide you through the process and work to finish the probate process quickly and efficiently.
Call Wheeler & Wheeler today to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney who is ready to help you, 972.771.8515.