Why Do I Need A Probate Attorney?

If you have been named an executor or administrator of a will, you might think you can handle the matter on your own, without the help of a Houston probate lawyer.

However, with the range of complications and the high standard to which estate administrators are held, working with a team of lawyers experienced in the probate process can be a tremendous asset. With the right attorneys on your side as you work through the estate administration process, you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have all the help you need to get the job done right.

Helping You Through The Probate Process

One of the most important reasons you need a probate attorney is the complexity of the process. Most administrators and executors attempting to handle the process alone become overwhelmed at the many steps of the process. We can walk you through every aspect of your duties, including:

  • Filing for probate
  • Determining the validity of the will
  • Organizing and paying debts from the estate
  • Heirship determinations
  • Disposition of the estate
  • Estate tax filing
  • Trusts and trust administration

Another important consideration is the high standard to which you will be held as an executor or administrator. People in this role are held to a fiduciary duty, which is a high standard. Mistakes made in this role can result in legal liabilities, will contests, family tensions and even lawsuits.

You do not need to absorb this burden on your own. Our lawyers will be with you through every step of the process to make sure you are in compliance with the relevant laws and fulfilling your fiduciary duties adequately. This can minimize problems and streamline the entire process for everyone involved.

Contact Our Houston Probate And Estate Planning Lawyers

If you are at all unsure about why you need a probate lawyer, we invite you to contact our firm. You can meet with one of our attorneys in a consultation. We will look over situation and help you understand your responsibilities and the ways in which we can help you. To schedule your initial consultation, call 713-880-3939 or contact us online.