Thursday July 18 , 2024

Estate Planning and Probate Attorney

Estate planning is perhaps the most important step a person can take to ensure that their loved ones are provided for upon their death. It is human nature to put these decisions off. Please don’t.

I offer extensive counseling, administration and, if necessary, litigation assistance with all estate planning issues, wills, trusts and probate and will carefully analyze your all you and your loved ones needs. Documents you need might include a simple or complex will, a variety of trusts and accompanying documents, powers of attorney and a directive to physicians (living will), and other ancillary documents you may need

In terms of Probate, I am focused on assisting you during an already troubling and painful time. I will assist you in probating a will, administering an estate.

Upon an individual’s death, I will assist the executor, administrator or other fiduciary in carrying out the decedent’s wishes. Should the need arise, I will represent you in will contests, as well as creditors seeking resolution of claims against an estate.

My services include:

  • Wills
  • Directive to physicians (living will)
  • Powers of attorney
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Generation-skipping trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Gifts to children
  • Special needs trusts for children
  • Prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Estate administration
  • Trust administration
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Limited guardianships

Among the probate litigation cases we handle are the following:

  • Challenges to the validity of a will under Texas law
  • Questions concerning undue influence, coercion, or the testamentary capacity of the decedent
  • Actions for the removal of executors for alleged breach of fiduciary duty
  • Will construction cases
  • Disputes concerning the community or separate character of particular assets
  • Valuation problems with respect to assets in a bequest or trust
  • Questions concerning a person's status as an heir
  • Contested guardianship proceedings
  • Disputes concerning the administration of family trusts

I handle probate litigation involving wills, trusts, and guardianships anywhere in Texas. I also know Tarrant County's heavy reliance on mediation in contested probate matters and will assist you to resolve the matter to the best of my ability.