Probate Attorney in Houston, Texas
Guiding you through the process of probate
I have been practicing probate law in Houston for more than 45 years, and I know how to use the law to your best advantage. When a family member dies and a probate proceeding is started, the surviving family members normally suffer from a sense of loss, fear, confusion and stress. I help to ease your fears and worries in this difficult time. Many things call for your immediate attention, and they are probably the last things you feel like doing. When you come to me for legal help, I take on the responsibility for whatever your loved one’s estate requires and get the job done or settle any disputes that may arise.
Family members can be at odds and relationships strained. At this point, the choice of an attorney is crucial because it may make the difference between getting the work done quickly at reasonable cost or having the family suffer through years of costly litigation that take a tremendous emotional toll due to lost family relationships.
I find probate work personally very satisfying because I care about the families who come to me for help. I have been successful at getting family members to work together instead of against each other. I am by nature very calm and am well-suited for dealing with high-stress situations. My more than 45 years of hands-on experience makes me good at bringing about the best result for a client in conflict.
The way communications are made and the way the work is done has much to do with bringing about the best for all involved, at minimum expense.
I can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the Texas probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
- Mediating or litigating disputes
Thorough probate representation in Houston, Texas
For assistance with any probate matter, call me at 713-467-7440 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.