Probate can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Whether you are the personal representative of an estate, a beneficiary, or a potential heir of an estate, the probate process can be complicated and time-consuming. By nature, there is often an underlying emotional element involved in the probate of an estate as well, making it even more stressful for all involved. I can help you through the probate process.
What Is Probate?
When an individual dies, the assets left behind by the decedent are typically required to go through the legal process known as probate before they can be transferred to the intended beneficiaries or heirs of the estate. Depending on the size and complexity of the estate the probate process can take months, even years, to complete.
Why Do I Need an Attorney during Probate?
If you were named as executor of the estate in the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, or volunteered to be administrator of the estate if the decedent failed to leave behind a valid Will, your duties and responsibilities are numerous. As the personal representative of the estate you will be required to locate and inventory all assets, notify creditors and review creditor claims, prepare and pay taxes, and defend the estate in the event of litigation. The assistance of an experienced probate attorney will be invaluable to you throughout the probate process. Belton, Texas attorney Buck Major can guide you through the probate process. Likewise, if you are a beneficiary or heir of the estate and you wish to challenge the Will presented for probate you will need the assistance of skilled probate litigator Buck Major to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the litigation.
Contact me Today
If you find yourself involved in the probate of an estate, contact me today by calling 254-933-1411 to find out how I can help.