Estate planning and management is a necessary part of life. If you are dealing with any issue related to estate planning or probate, you need to consult a La Porte wills and probate attorney for guidance.
A will is a document that describes your intentions for the distribution of your property after your death. This document usually designates an executor, which is an individual who will be responsible for overseeing the probate process after your death. The will also explains how you want your property to be divided among your heirs when the probate process is complete. If you have minor children, guardianship information may be included in the will as well.
When constructing a will, seeking legal counsel is essential. Only an experienced wills and probate attorney can make sure that your will covers all of the necessary issues and is ironclad.
In the state of Texas, most estates must pass through a legal process known as “probate.” During this process, the court validates the will and formally designates the executor. The executor collects claims from the decedent’s creditors, pays all valid claims and distributes the remaining property to the beneficiaries designated in the decedent’s will.
Not all property is required to pass through probate. For example, property contained in a trust is typically exempt from the probate procedure. Some small estates may also be exempt from probate. Regardless of the situation, consulting a will and probate attorney is always recommended when you have been named as the executor of a loved one’s estate.
A wills and probate attorney in La Porte will be able to evaluate the situation and determine whether probate is required. Your attorney will also be able to explain the different probate procedures that may be available to you so that you can choose the best course of action. Throughout the procedure, your attorney will provide you with the guidance and support you need.
Contact a Wills and Probate Attorney in La Porte
Dale Paschall, Attorney at Law provides wills and probate services throughout La Porte, TX. If you are interested in drafting or modifying a will, or if you have been named as the executor of an estate, please contact Dale Paschall, Attorney at Law today to schedule a consultation.