Whether you are an estate administrator or a potential beneficiary, the probate process can be a challenging process, with potential to present significant legal problems. For estate administrators, will executors, trustees and others with a fiduciary duty in probate, there are significant complications and risks involved. Without sound legal representation, it is easy to make mistakes in the process and the possibility of facing a breach of fiduciary duty claims is high. For family members and other potential beneficiaries, it is important to protect your right to your inheritance.
At The Powell Law Firm, we have the experience and knowledge to help you. Serving clients in Pearland, Houston and the surrounding Texas areas, we represent will administrators, trustees, executors, family members and other interested parties through every step of the probate process. With more than 70 years of combined legal experience, our lawyers can protect your interests.
Standing By Your Side Through Every Step
We can help you probate a will and handle estates without wills (intestate) through court-directed and independent administration of estates. When court oversight is minimal, as in independent administration, the process can be surprisingly simple and efficient. When the court gets involved, the complications are increased and there are more legal steps in the process.
We can help you understand your rights and duties, and protect your interests in every stage of probate, including:
- Gathering and valuating property and assets
- Satisfying debts of the estates
- Validating the will
- Finding beneficiaries
- Distributing assets from the estate to beneficiaries
- Hearings with the probate judge
- Making timely, accurate accountings
In many cases, an estate goes through probate without any real problems, but disputes do arise in some cases. We represent clients in disputes involving the validity of wills and the administration of estates. Legal disputes in the probate process can be time-consuming, costly and emotionally challenging during an already difficult time. Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to resolve estate disputes. Through mediation or litigation, we resolve our clients' estate conflicts efficiently and favorably.
Contact The Powell Law Firm
Do not wait to talk with an attorney from our firm who can help you through the probate process. Call 832-850-6095 or email us today.