Whether you’ve recently lost a loved one or recently begun the estate planning process for your future affairs, you might have heard the term probate.
Probate can sound like an intimidating, overwhelming affair, but with the help of an experienced probate lawyer, you can prepare for the process adequately. At Campbell Law Firm in Tyler, TX, we have over 35 years of experience helping families navigate the probate process or avoid it with thorough, comprehensive estate planning.
If you have lost a loved one, book a call with Campbell Law Firm today, so we can provide relief to your probate situation.
Probate is a legal court process that verifies and administers all aspects of an individual’s last will and testament after they pass away. In probate court, the Executor or Administrator will inventory the assets of the estate, settle creditor claims, and resolve any beneficiary disputes. If you do not have a will, the Texas Estates Code will control how your assets are distributed, which is usually to your blood heirs.
Probate law can include complex procedures that make the process time consuming and sometimes stressful. Hiring an experienced attorney, such as Bradley S. Campbell of the Campbell Law Firm, PC, can greatly reduce the time, difficulty and stress of the probate process. Book a call with us today!
Beneficiaries, including the surviving spouse of the Deceased, can not obtain legal title of the assets of the Deceased until the Probate process is complete, OR a some type of other procedure can be used to transfer the legal title of the assets without a formal probate, such as an Affidavit of Heirship. You will want to immediately talk with our firm, once your loved one has passed away to maximize your probate or non-formal probate options.We can advise and represent you through each of these steps so the process will be as efficient as possible and less stressful.
A Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration probate requires estate administration to distribute assets and transfer title of those assets to beneficiaries, including the surviving spouse. The personal representative and their probate lawyer, , will be in charge of the following tasks:
Each step can be extremely important, because the personal representative has a fiduciary duty to follow the Texas Estates Code and Will provisions. Failure of the personal representative to fulfill their fiduciary obligations correctly can result in serious legal and financial consequences to the personal representative. The professionals at Campbell Law Firm, PC, have been advising and representing personal representatives for 35 years to help them avoid the pitfalls involved in serving as a personal representative.
Probate can be a long, public, and expensive process that can be difficult for grieving families. If you want to help your loved ones avoid probate after you pass, we can help. Trusts are legal documents that if properly prepared by an experienced estate planning law firms, such as Campbell Law Firm, ,PC, will allow your family to avoid probate, lessen the cost of asset transfers after your death, save months of time, and avoid any obligation to make that asset transfer process public
Comprehensive estate planning with a Trust is critical in protecting your wishes and your family’s interests. Numerous types of trusts and other legal documents can help you create an estate plan that correctly aligns with your preferences. At Campbell Law Firm, we will listen to your wishes and help you create the right estate plan for your needs. Call us today for peace of mind.
Probate Courts will typically not allow a non-lawyer to attempt to file a probate matter, because of the complexities involved. At Campbell Law Firm, we will represent you through each step, explaining things in simple terms, so you always know how to make the right choice for your family. Our probate representation and support includes the following services:
Book a call with Campbell Law Firm in Tyler, TX, to speak with an experienced probate lawyer today.