Probate Court is where almost nobody ever wants to be. If you are there and not a probate attorney, it usually means that you have recently lost someone that you love to death or incapacity. Austin Texas Probate Lawyer, Jason Coomer works with families and friends that have lost someone and need help navigating County and Probate Court in Central Texas including the Travis County Probate Court, Williamson County Court, Bastrop County Court, or Hays County Court.
Austin Texas Probate Lawyer, Jason Coomer, handles contested and uncontested probate matters. Uncontested probate lawsuits included probating Wills and handling a variety of probate and inheritance issues. He works hard to protect the wishes and best interests of his clients. For questions on Texas Probate Matters, please feel free to send an e-mail message to Austin Texas Probate Attorney Jason S. Coomer at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.
Texas Probate Lawyer Jason Coomer handles Texas Probate matters including probating Wills, helping Executors, drafting Wills, contesting Wills, filing Suits to Determine Rightful Heirs of property and estates, filing Small Estate Affidavits, filing Affidavits of Heirship, filing Applications for Guardianships, fighting Involuntary Guardianships, filing Guardianship Reports, filing breach of fiduciary duty claims, estate planning, and clearing title to property and assets.
As an Austin Texas Probate Attorney, Jason Coomer helps families through probating of Wills and intestate matters. If there is no Will, he can assist heirs in obtaining an Affidavit of Heirship, Small Estate Affidavit, or Suit to Determine Heirship. These documents and proceedings help heirs that need to sell homes or other real estate that the decedent left. They can also help heirs claim assets including stocks, bank accounts, pensions, oil interests, law suit proceeds, and disability payments for their lost loved ones.
If there is a Will, the Will will need to be probated. Under Texas Probate law the probate process is a fairly simple process. In fact, Texas has the simplest and least expensive probate law in the nation. However, it is a good idea to have a Probate attorney walk you through the process as there are several rules that need to be followed.
Without a Valid Will or proper Estate Planning in Texas, a person's property will be distributed under Texas intestate law. Unfortunately, this can sometimes mean that the estate may be a dependant administration where the Court has to approve all distributions, guardianships, and sales of property. A dependant administration can be expensive, but sometimes it is the best way to probate an estate. Having a probate lawyer assist you through a dependant administration is almost essential when dealing with a large estate.
Under Texas Intestate law, a surviving spouse does not always inherit the estate. In fact, parents and siblings of the deceased can inherit portions of property that prevent a surviving spouse from selling property. Further, if minor children are involved their interests in real estate can prevent sale or refinancing unless there is a court order or a designated ad litem or guardian. The name of the game in Probate Law is to plan before hand. If this was not done or if the estate planning was done incorrectly, make sure that you have a good attorney to help you through the probate process.
If someone close to you has died and you need to obtain control of assets or even worse if there are others that are attempting to wrongfully seize assets, make sure that there is someone to look out for your interests. Someone to assist in seeking inventories and obtaining an accounting as to what has been spent and what needs to be done to free up property and assets.
Austin Texas Probate Lawyer, Jason Coomer works with families and friends that have lost someone and need help navigating the Travis County Probate Court, Williamson County Court #4, Bexar County Probate Courts, and the Hays County Court. He also drafts Wills and Trusts to protect the wishes and best interests of his clients. For questions on Probate Administration, Estate Planning, or Wills and Trusts, please e-mail Austin Probate Attorney Jason S. Coomer at email@example.com or use our contact form The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer.