With a steadfast commitment to clients seeking adept guidance in probate and estate administration, The Pennington Firm boasts nearly a decade of unwavering expertise. Our specialization lies in meticulously orchestrating impeccable wills and trusts that transcend time’s challenges. Esteemed for our excellence, we take immense pride in accompanying you through the intricate voyage of safeguarding your legacy.
What happens when a loved one passes away? Are you a beneficiary? Who distributes their property and pays their debts? Regardless of what role you play in this scenario, you need an experienced probate and estate administration Firm to walk you through this process and help you resolve it efficiently.
Probate is the legal process through which a person’s estate is settled after their passing. It involves validating the deceased person’s will (if one exists) and distributing their assets to beneficiaries or heirs according to the terms of the will or the laws of intestacy (when there is no will).
It’s important to note that the probate process can be time-consuming, expensive, and public, as the proceedings become a matter of public record.
When you use our trusted firm, we can help reduce the costs and time associated with probate and provide more privacy for your family.
When a Loved One Dies Without a Will:
The process of probate becomes necessary. Navigating Texas Probate may seem complex, but with a properly drafted will, probate can be both straightforward and cost-effective.
The fundamental stages of probating a will encompass:
- Initiating the procedure by submitting an application for probate to the appropriate court.
- Accompanying the application with the official filing of the will itself.
- Undertaking a hearing aimed at probating the will and formally designating an executor.
- Completing the process by filing an estate inventory or, in certain instances, a simplified affidavit attesting to the receipt of the inventory by the beneficiaries.
The expertise of a qualified attorney is invaluable to ensure the seamless progression of these critical steps. Having legal guidance not only streamlines the probate process but also offers the reassurance that all facets are executed in accordance with legal requirements.
Navigating Probate Without a Will:
Our firm has comprehensive experience in managing the estates of those who die without a will. Oftentimes, disputes amongst beneficiaries arise. Each estate process is different, hinging upon the estate’s complexity and the degree of contention among beneficiaries. In each case, we suggest unique solutions tailored to the situation at hand.
Frequently, situations arise where either you or another beneficiary of the estate contests the division of property stemming from problems with the will, the administration of the estate, or other complexities. Many firms are unable to handle contested probate matters because they require adeptness in both probate intricacies and courtroom dynamics. The Pennington Firm excels in both realms, possessing extensive and well-rounded expertise. If you are in a dispute over the way an estate is administered, contact us to see how we can help.