Guidance Through The Process Of Probate

When a loved one dies, there is so much to do. Once your relative has been laid to rest, their earthly possessions and property must be divided, and taxes paid. The executor is also responsible for paying the debts of the deceased. In the state of Texas, the executor works under the direction of the probate court. If your loved one did not leave a will, the estate will go through probate and property will be distributed according to Texas law.

For skilled legal help with probate, turn to our experienced probate attorneys at Cure & Francis in Temple and Killeen, Texas. We have deep knowledge of the probate process and can assist with the many issues involved with estate administration and wills.

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Probate can get fairly complex early in the process. Wills may be contested or uncontested. If the heirs do not agree that the will is fair or that the will writer or testator was of sound mind when the will was written, the will can be contested. There are a number of other grounds for contestation, including:

  • Undue influence by a care provider or close relative: befriending or threatening to deny support to the will writer to gain an inheritance
  • Outright fraud: writing out the will for the testator and writing yourself in for a sizable inheritance
  • Mistake: the testator left the family home to "Suzie," and there are three "Suzies" in the family

Typically a person writing a will may leave their property to anyone he or she wishes. There are instances, however, when the law takes precedence. Creditors may have a valid claim to some assets of the estate. A spouse must receive property from the estate.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Having an experienced probate lawyer is key to reducing the stress of probate and settling your loved one's affairs as quickly and painlessly as possible. Contact a seasoned probate attorney from the law offices of Cure & Francis in Killeen and Temple, Texas, for a confidential consultation. We are officers of the court and are sworn to protect your rights. Call us at 254-778-8934.