Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal... more
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. Rating of AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell. See below for links and further information. http://www.tbls.org Board Certified in Estate Planning Probate since 1995 Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Martindale-Hubbell PEER REVIEW RATINGS www.martinda... view profile
I was born and raised in a traditional working class household in the West... more
I was born and raised in a traditional working class household in the West Meadowbrook area of east Fort Worth in the 1960s and 1970s. I attended public schools, earned a degree and political science from The University of Texas at Arlington and a law degree from The South Texas College of Law. Will Rogers once said that what you do for yourself is how you make a living and what you do for oth... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.