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.
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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.