We Can Help With Your Probate Litigation
While trying to grieve the passing of a loved one, few things are more frustrating than worrying about practical estate concerns or a dispute over inheritances. Yet, too many families face such problems at precisely the time when they are least emotionally equipped to address them.
For these and other reasons, it’s a wise idea to work with an experienced estate law attorney like those at The Morales Firm, P.C.. Our skilled civil trial lawyers are ready to guide you through the entire process of settling your loved one’s estate (through probate administration) and resolving any conflicts that arise (through probate litigation).
A Law Firm Offering Full-Service Probate And Estate Administration
In Texas, the process and terminology for settling an estate are slightly different depending on whether the decedent died with a will (testate) or without a will (intestate). In either case, our attorneys are prepared to attend to all details so that you can focus on other matters. These details may include:
- Collecting and cataloging the decedent’s assets
- Paying creditors and settling claims against the estate
- Paying and filing final taxes
- Appearing in probate court and filing all necessary paperwork
- Distributing the estate assets to the designated heirs and beneficiaries
The level of detail required to settle an estate is both time-consuming and frustrating for an average person. Any mistakes or omissions can greatly slow down the process. That’s why working with an experienced attorney is a wise investment.
Representing Your Interests In Litigated Estate Disputes
Unfortunately, when grief mixes with already complex family dynamics, it is common for estate disputes to arise. These can include litigation related to:
- Will contests (allegations of undue influence, lack of capacity, etc.)
- Challenges to trusts
- Defects in the will
- Challenges to the appointment of administrators when no will exists
- Challenges to the decisions of executors
If disputes are allowed to escalate into prolonged litigation, there will be no winners. The very estate assets at issue can quickly be depleted to pay legal expenses.
With this in mind, we work diligently to resolve disputes efficiently and to obtain meaningful outcomes for clients. Rather than settling personal scores between family members, we focus on providing guidance and advocacy.
Helping You Plan For The Future
While we are experienced in resolving disputes, we are also here to help you develop a plan upfront. We offer the following services to help you plan for your future:
- Preparing a will
- General durable power of attorney
- Medical power of attorney
- Physicians directive
Discuss Your Probate Needs With An Attorney Today
From our office in San Antonio, The Morales Firm, P.C. offers probate administration and representation in litigation to clients throughout the area. Schedule your initial consultation via email or call us at 210-761-5356.