When person dies with a will, their estate may be subject to probate: the court process that controls how to wrap up the deceased’s affairs and distribute their property to designated beneficiaries. When a person dies without a will, the estate is handled by similar process, known as administration, which conveys their property to their heirs according to Texas law. If you were named as an executor in a will or are serving as a court-appointed administrator, you can ensure proper completion of your duties and minimize the risk of mismanagement by retaining the services of Childs Law Firm, P.C. Our experienced attorneys provide proficient legal services in probate and administration throughout the Houston metropolitan area.
People who find themselves named as an executor or an administrator often have no experience with the legal processes or the applicable laws. If you have been named as an executor or appointed as an administrator, or are seeking advice regarding the appointment of an administrator, our attorneys can provide guidance and assistance. We counsel executors and administrators on a range of matters including:
The probate process can be time-consuming and stressful. Additionally, the complex nature of the process creates a ripe environment for mistakes or mismanagement by an executor or administrator. The consequences may be severe, perhaps even resulting in an administrator or executor having to personally repay an estate for any losses. The guidance and advice provided by an experienced probate attorney can simplify the process and reduce the risk of errors.
The process of settling an estate becomes even more complicated if it is challenged in court. This often happens when there are disputes between heirs and named beneficiaries over bequests made in a will. Additionally, the validity of the will or the appointment of an executor or administrator may be contested. Our dedicated and professional attorneys can assist you with settling these disputes or effectively litigating them in court.
The attorneys at the Childs Law Firm, P.C. in Houston provide solid legal advice regarding estate and probate administration. We offer guidance and counsel to executors and administrators carrying out their difficult responsibilities. Call us at 281-968-4625 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.