Since graduating from Baylor Law School I have been a solo practitioner and a... more
Since graduating from Baylor Law School I have been a solo practitioner and a shareholder with Cribbs & McFarland, PC, an Arlington law firm where I handled most of the litigation. I also have handled many matters involving real estate, business and probate that did not involve contested lawsuits. My objective is to work with my clients to determine their goals, or as I usually ask "at th... view profile
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
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.