Knowledgeable Answers To Texas Probate & Estate Administration
You no doubt feel overwhelmed if you have lost a loved one unexpectedly. It may seem impossible to worry about legal matters when you are grieving but sorting through your loved one’s estate is necessary.
What Is Probate?
Probate is a court-related process in which a person’s will gets validated. A number of things happen in probate, including appointing an executor if there is none, determining the value of the estate’s assets, paying off any outstanding taxes or bills, settling disputes and distributing the assets.
Carrillo Law Office in Kingsville, Texas, is an experienced law firm ready to represent you in the probate process. I am attorney Ricardo Carrillo and with more than 30 years of legal experience, I will advocate for you.
Answers To FAQ
Knowledgeable, effective and always putting the client first, I understand that you will have many questions about the probate process. I will listen to you and provide the necessary answers. Here are common questions I hear about probate:
Q: Do we have to go through probate?
A: The answer varies from case to case but, in the end, the deceased’s estate must be transferred to the heirs one way or another. Depending on the size of the estate, there may be other ways to do this. However, most estates need to be probated.
Q: Why do we have to probate the case?
A: Many people believe that writing a will erases the need for a probate process. In fact, probate is even more important when wills are involved. The probate process ensures that the will is followed correctly, and the deceased’s wishes are upheld. It keeps the estate organized and helps to distribute it properly.
Q: Do I need a lawyer?
A: Technically, you do not need an attorney during probate, but it can be beneficial to have one. Probate involves paperwork and legal matters that may be difficult to sort through on your own. An attorney can also assist you if there are will contests.
In my decades of experience representing clients, I have helped many Texas families through probate, the estate administration and estate planning process. You want to settle the estate with a smooth transition, and I will advocate for you at every step.
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