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If you are experiencing probate because someone close to you passed away, we are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. A loved one passing, whether it’s unexpected or not, can be extremely difficult to go through. While mourning and commemorating a person’s life should be the sole focus, unfortunately with their passing comes the added pressure of dealing with arrangements and financial affairs. It is made more complicated if they passed away without leaving a will expressing their wishes about how, and to whom, they wanted their assets distributed.

In Texas, as in most states, even if a person leaves a will and expresses their intentions, to establish a will’s validity, a probate hearing is required. For someone who is unfamiliar with the probate process, it can be confusing and time-consuming. If you are navigating unfamiliar legal territory, it is crucial that you consult a Cypress probate lawyer who has experience in dealing with probate cases.

What Can A Probate Lawyer Do For You?

A Cypress probate attorney who understands Texas probate law and has represented dozens of clients in similar circumstances within the same jurisdiction will be familiar with the probate process. Because they have been through the process many times, they know what to expect and are prepared for the unexpected, resulting in an efficient and streamlined process. More specifically, a probate lawyer can:

  • Guide you through the legal probate process keeping you informed, providing you with sound advice.
  • Assist with the distribution of assets according to the deceased’s wishes.
  • Help identify and assess the value of the deceased person’s assets, including real estate, investments, and personal property.
  • Assist in addressing any outstanding debts and managing tax obligations related to the estate.
  • Represent you in court if disputes arise during the probate process and defend the interests of the estate or beneficiaries.
  • Distribute assets to the beneficiaries as outlined in the will or according to applicable inheritance laws.
  • Resolve disputes among beneficiaries, heirs, or other interested parties, through mediation or litigation.
  • And more….

Probate lawyers can handle a variety of tasks depending on the jurisdiction and the estate’s complexity. To get personalized advice on probate issues, it is crucial to consult with a qualified Cypress probate attorney.

So, Why Do I Need A Probate Lawyer?

It is important to note that, if you are named executor of an estate or appointed a representative of the estate by the courts, in addition to the duties and responsibilities that come with that position, you can also be held personally liable for any mistakes you make in your role. If that should happen, as the legal representative of the estate you could be named in any action brought against the estate and forced to pay any damages awarded in the action.

In normal circumstances, navigating legal territory outside your area of expertise can be challenging enough.  But these are not normal circumstances and the probate process is no simple matter. Having to deal with creditors, insurance companies, banks, courts, and disgruntled relatives along with everything else going on in your life could be overwhelming. The idea of asking someone to take on legal duties that they do not have any training for and adding stress during an emotionally charged time in their lives is insensible. 

Are you willing to sacrifice your mental and emotional well-being and assume the financial risk to take on such a thankless task? It seems the better option would be to hire a Cypress probate attorney to handle the probate process and to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

How Can The Law Offices of Michelle Murphy Help You?

With over 20 years of experience in estate, elder care, and Medicaid planning, you can rely on Michelle E. Murphy to help you with all your probate needs. Compassionate, understanding, and sensitive to your unique circumstances, she provides personalized solutions to protect your assets and ensure your loved ones are taken care of. Don’t navigate the complexities of estate planning alone. Contact Michelle E. Murphy today for a consultation and secure your family’s future with confidence.

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Ms. Murphy made sure to use all of her resources and did everything legally possible to help me. She fought harder than other lawyers out there and found ways to make everything work in my favor. I really appreciate how she helped me and made me feel at ease under the worst circumstances. I recommend her highly.


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