Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate by the Texas Board of Legal... more
Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating Paige H. Jones focuses her practice on estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and guardianship. She offers a personal, caring approach through the probate and guardianship process and will assist you with the formalities of dealing with the court.... 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.