Navigating Probate Administration
A loved one named you as estate administrator. Now what?
Texas probate laws are complex. Many people are unsure what steps are needed to execute their duties as executor and administer the estate.
At the Yale Law Group, PLLC in Denton, Texas, we take the guesswork out of estate administration. Our attorneys are well-versed in probate — they’ve been doing it for more than 20 years. We will help you select the appropriate probate process, fulfill your duties as estate executor and administer the estate in the most efficient manner possible.
What Is Probate?
When an individual passes away, his or her assets — or estate — must be liquidated, debts and taxes paid, and distributions made. This process is known as probate.
In Texas, probate can take many forms. The process required depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the estate and whether the deceased had a will.
What Are My Duties As Estate Administrator?
If you have been named estate administrator or executor, you may be feeling overwhelmed. In addition to grieving the loss of a loved one, you have the burden of handling his or her estate.
At the Yale Law Group, PLLC, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help. Our lawyers will walk you through every stage of the probate process, including:
- Identifying and valuing estate assets
- Identifying, notifying and paying estate creditors
- Paying all necessary estate taxes
- Identifying and notifying heirs
- Funding trusts
- Liquidating assets, if necessary
- Distributing properties
- Handling all necessary legal processes
What If A Dispute Arises?
Our attorneys are regular visitors to probate court. Over the years, we have represented both estate administrators and executors, as well as heirs, potential heirs and beneficiaries during probate litigation.
When in court, we take an aggressive stance. Our litigation strategies combine time-tested and innovative strategies. Whether litigating the validity of a will, a trustee’s abuse of power or an estate administrator’s failure to fulfill his/her fiduciary duties, we know how to get results.