Probate Lawyer in McKinney, TX

After the death of a loved one, non-communal property and assets not controlled by a trust may need to go through a legal process known as probate to be transferred to the appropriate beneficiaries of the deceased person (the decedent). If the decedent had a will and named an executor, who is the designated administrator of their estate, then the executor will present the will to the probate court, which formally opens the case. If not, the court will assign an administrator to handle the case. Probate can also determine beneficiaries in the absence of a will. 

Probate can be complicated for someone who doesn’t have a thorough understanding of the process, and it has the potential to be stressful for families who are already struggling with the loss of a loved one. Although infrequent, probate gives family members and others an opportunity to dispute the validity of the decedent’s will or contest potential transfers of assets, which can include property of significant value as well as debts. 

The Law Office of Bradley Voyles has helped North Texas executors and families with probate for over 20 years. We can help you navigate the entire process, from presenting the decedent’s will to the probate court to the final tax filing. 

Call (214) 833-7717 or message us to schedule a free phone consultation with the Law Office of Bradley Voyles. We will work with you to make probate as smooth and stress-free as possible. 

    "He was very knowledgeable and gave me all the options and pointed out the easiest and cheapest option. He went above and beyond to get me the help I needed."

    - Mathew J.

    "If you need an attorney who is smart, well versed and to the point you must hire this lawyer. He is VERY VERY prompt is his communication."

    - Christopher H.

    "You're going to be hard pressed to find a more attentive, compassionate, and PROFESSIONAL individual. Mr. Voyles answered my email inquiry almost immediately, and took the time to hear out my concerns, as well as offer some great advice."

    - Shaun H.

    "He had time for us and made it all a pleasant experience for the Londoners."

    - Abe W.

    "He didn't waste the clock and made every minute I spoke with him count by giving me solid advice. He called me back pretty quickly when I needed to talk with him."

    - Rachel C.

    "He is the only attorney that contacted me back the same day I called (and I called several). He genuinely listened to my concerns, and it was evident that he has a passion for helping people."

    - Crystal F.

    "Absolutely the best experience I ever had with a law office and lawyer. Brad never made me feel like I was a bother, and always had time, patience, and prompt responses to every question or concern I had."

    - Ian G.

    "He kept me informed throughout the whole process and was pushing for the best possible outcome the whole time and also got it."

    - Danny H.

    "Mr. Voyles helped me to transfer a title to my name. He was fast and efficient to work with."

    - Milad M.

    "Brad has been an absolute Godsend. From the first time I met him he has taken care of everything that has come up with my legal situation."

    - Cecilia K.

    "Any attorney that goes the extra mile before you even become a client is a wonderful attorney."

    - Former Client

    "I had confidence in Bradley that he truly cared about my case. I felt like I was important and was a valued client."

    - Jeffrey C.

Probate Courts in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Allen

If you have been named executor of an estate, there are several legal steps that must be followed. For one, you must notify specific parties and make public notifications once you have filed a will with the probate court. Beyond this, the specific responsibilities of the executor can vary from case to case. Texas has several types of probate proceedings, and each one is designated for specific situations and has its own requirements. 

Possible duties of the executor include: 

  • Filing required documents to the probate court, such as a probate application, death certificate, and a will (if applicable)
  • Publishing a notice of probate
  • Contacting creditors and beneficiaries
  • Proving the validity of the will
  • Managing the estate’s account
  • Preparing a list of the decedent’s assets 
  • Requesting appraisals (as necessary)
  • Notifying beneficiaries of hearings
  • Distributing and transferring property (after receiving court approval) 

Estate Administration Counsel for Residents of Collin County and Denton County 

As an estate administrator, you act on behalf of the person who entrusted you to carry out their final wishes, which include overseeing probate. At the Law Office of Bradley Voyles, it’s our mission to make this process as easy for you and your family as possible. We can guide you through each step and help ensure that you act in compliance with Texas’ probate policies and procedures. 

Let us help you efficiently resolve the estate of your loved one. Contact McKinney probate attorney Bradley Voyles by calling (214) 833-7717 or completing our contact form.