Although almost everyone will be involved in the probate of an estate at some time during their lifetime, probate is an area of the law about which the average person knows very little. Our goal, at the Fort Worth, Texas law firm of Puls Haney PLLC is to change that to ensure that you have the knowledge necessary to create your own estate plan or to assist in the probate of a loved one’s estate. Whether it involves nothing more than a simple Will or it involves complex and valuable assets, the probate of an estate can be a time consuming and emotional process for the survivors.
Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you create an estate plan that reflects your unique needs and goals. That same dedication, coupled with our extensive knowledge and experience, will also be invaluable to you if you find yourself involved in the probate of a loved one’s estate.
What Type of Legal Matters Does a Probate, Wills, and Estates Attorney Handle?
Our attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters that relate to the probate of an estate and the creation of an estate plan, including:
Will Preparation and Review
Every adult should have at least a basic Last Will and Testament in place and should review that Will as a matter of routine every few years.
Drafting of Trust Agreements
Trusts have become one of the most popular additions to the average estate plan in recent years. Our trust attorneys can help you create a trust agreement that helps accomplish numerous goals, including incapacity planning, asset protection, and probate avoidance.That is when a victim, or the survivors, should turn to a Fort Worth truck accident attorney to ensure their rights are protected.
Representation of Trustee
The Settlor (creator) of a trust must appoint a Trustee to oversee the administration of the trust as well as to manage and invest the trust assets. A non-attorney Trustee typically retains an attorney to assist with those duties given the complex legal terms and provisions found in the average trust.
Will and Trust Challenges
A beneficiary, or other interested person, has the right to contest the authenticity of a Will or trust agreement. The litigation that ensues can involve highly complex legal concepts and doctrines which is why it is always best to have an experienced attorney by your side if you wish to challenge a Will or trust or if you are the Executor or Trustee charged with defending the challenge.
Representation of Executor during Probate
The Executor of an estate is appointed by the Testator in a Will. If you recently learned you are the Executor of an estate we can help you fulfill your duties and responsibilities during this highly emotional time period.
A well thought out estate plan will accomplish more than just directing the distribution of your estate when you die. We can help you create a plan that can protect you in the event of incapacity, help your assets grow during your lifetime, and ensure that your loved ones are well cared for when you are gone.
At the Dallas/Fort Worth law firm of Puls Haney we are committed to helping you with your own estate planning needs as well as assisting you during the probate of a loved one’s estate. Contact the Fort Worth attorneys at Puls Haney by calling 817-338-1717 or by filling out our online contact form.
Julie E. Morris
Julie E. Morris is of counsel with Puls Haney, P.L.L.C. Julie has represented both individual and businesses in a variety of litigation and family relationship matters, including family law matters, divorce proceedings, custody disputes, estate planning, and probate litigation.