Compassionate & Experienced Assistance with Probate Matters

Probating a Loved One’s Estate

You have many matters to deal with as you prepare to lay your loved one to rest. After the funeral, you are faced with settling the estate and transferring their property according to their wishes.  Regardless of whether your loved one died testate (with a will) or intestate (without a will), you will need help navigating the legal process efficiently.

Our experience with probate law and procedure can ensure that your case proceeds smoothly. From drafting petitions, preparing inventories, appraising assets, complying with notice requirements and responding to claims, we can help you with each step of the estate’s administration.  Our goal is to provide you with the support and legal guidance you need to make finalizing your loved one’s affairs as simple and stress-free as possible.

Probate can be a complicated legal process.  It usually involves appointing someone to act as a representative of the estate.  This person, usually called an “Executor”, assumes a big responsibility to the heirs and the creditors of the estate.  In so doing, he faces potential legal liability.  Accordingly, most courts, including those in Galveston, Harris and Fort Bend Counties, require Executors to be represented by a qualified attorney.  Further, seeking help from a qualified probate lawyer can save you time, money and hassles.  We can guide you through the legal pitfalls and help you settle your loved one’s affairs without incurring liability.

Disagreements and Probate Litigation

Unfortunately, disputes can arise between family members, even when the deceased had a will that clearly states his or her wishes. Arguments and misunderstandings can become heated and tear families apart. Our goal is to help you resolve any disputes before the disputes evolve into a legal battle. In many cases, we can use our experience and skills in negotiation to help you resolve disagreements amicably.  However, should these attempts fail, we are prepared to advocate for you in court.

During every step of the Probate process, whether the estate small or large, testate or intestate, contested or uncontested, we energetically represent your best interest with compassion, persistence, competence, and diligence.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

Probate matters can be complex. We strive to reduce complications so that your case proceeds quickly and efficiently. Contact our office at 281-727-0016 to request additional information or to schedule a free consultation with our attorney.