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Best Texas Probate Lawyers Resolve Estates Issues in a Professional Manner

Seasoned Dallas attorneys handle key legal tasks and disputes

After someone dies, going through Probate is the legal process by which the terms of the person’s Will are carried out or not having dispose of the person’s assets to the qualifying heirs. At our Goldstein & Scopellite, PC office located in Addison, Texas, and serving the Plano, Frisco, Dallas and Denton areas, we will read the Will, if any, explain the Probate options you have under Texas law and assist our clients who serve as executors until the decedent’s property is properly and appropriately distributed. Our experienced Probate lawyers also represent individuals who believe that a problem exists with the Will’s creation or administration and we will work to contest a Will.  With over 85 years of combined experience, our lawyers know how to handle the most complex issues for clients throughout the DFW Metroplex area. Whether the estate includes extensive holdings or just a few items, we can help you navigate the Probate process in a way that eliminates unnecessary cost and stress.

Knowledgeable firm provides efficient probate administration

State law allows for the independent administration of estates where essential duties can be completed without court supervision. In more complex cases, dependent administration might be necessary. Whatever process works best in your situation, we will develop a comprehensive Probate strategy and carry out each task, including:

  • Filing the will — Our firm will draft the pleadings to open the Probate litigation process and we will file the original Will in state court as soon as possible. We will also assist you in applying for Probate and being named the executor of the estate.
  • Transferring assets into the estate — From there, we help executors notify potential heirs and locate assets. Then, a hearing is conducted by the court, and after an executor is appointed to administer the estate, pleadings will need to be filed to let the court know what the assets and debts are of the estate.  During the Probate process, we help our clients as executors, notify potential heirs of the estate and to also locate additional assets so that they can be brought into the estate.
  • Managing estate duties — We will assist you in making sure the taxes and other expenses of the estate are paid, conduct required valuations, and take care of other estate responsibilities during the Probate process.
  • Distributing the decedent’s property — Once each item has been brought into the estate and other obligations have been met, our firm will help ensure that the transfer of the property is efficiently made to the designated beneficiaries.

Probate cannot be done pro se in Texas and failure to follow Probate procedures correctly can lead to costly litigation and threaten the value of the estate. Our firm ensures that an estate is administered as promptly and as smoothly as possible.

Dedicated advocates represent Metroplex clients in will contests and probate litigation

Probate disputes can make an already difficult situation worse. In these cases, an experienced attorney will advise you of your rights and press for an appropriate resolution in cases of alleged fraud, undue influence, and other conflicts involving the distribution of a decedent’s estate. Whether you are an estate executor or a potential beneficiary who believes that the testator’s true intentions are not being honored, or that a final Will was created by or through undue influence, our firm’s Probate lawyers will be there to offer vigorous legal advocacy.

Contact our experienced Dallas–Fort Worth Probate lawyers to schedule a consultation to discuss your family member’s Will

Goldstein & Scopellite, PC represents Texas clients in all types of probate matters. Please call 469-470-4929 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Addison, Texas office, conveniently located for to Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Allen, Denton and their surrounding areas.

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  • Addison Office
    15455 Dallas Parkway
    Suite 725
    Addison, Texas 75001
    Phone: 214-351-9100
    Fax: 214-351-2889