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How Do I Handle Probate For My Loved One’s Estate?

Are you the executor/representative of a loved one’s estate? Or, did the deceased not appoint a person to manage probate of their estate? In either case, you will benefit from working with a caring, experienced probate lawyer.

I am attorney Casey Cook, and I understand that you may be feeling confused or overwhelmed right now. Losing a family member or close friend is difficult enough. Facing a potentially lengthy legal task is probably the last thing you need. You don’t have to go through this alone, however. I can take on the probate process for you, ensuring that all the steps are completed correctly. Learn more today about how I can help.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the court-supervised legal process of distributing the estate of a deceased individual. The probate process involves:

  • Validating the last will and testament of a decedent before a court
  • Gathering assets
  • Paying any debts
  • Distributing the estate according to the terms of the will
  • Submitting mandatory notice and inventory filings as set forth by the probate court

As the executor/representative of the estate, you would be tasked with these duties. This is why many people choose to work with a probate lawyer. The attorneys’ fees are paid out of the estate, so you do not have to worry about how to afford an attorney.

It is important to note that in estates with a worth that falls under certain thresholds or in which a last will and testament is not found, Texas offers additional procedures for administering the estate. If you have questions about this, I can answer them.

Let Me Help You Through The Probate Process

I can help with straightforward or complex estates, including those that include a business or other sophisticated assets. Simply call My Texas Estate Plan, PLLC, today at 903-561-8644 or send me a brief message. From my offices in Tyler and Atlanta, Texas, I represent clients across East Texas – from Texarkana to Dallas to Waco to Beaumont.