Experienced Probate Attorney in Katy
Guiding You Through the Process with Skill and Compassion
Losing a loved one is never an easy process and, unfortunately, there is often much work to be done in the aftermath of such a loss, especially if the decedent did not create a will or trust. At Barker Law Firm PC in Katy, our probate attorney understands the emotional and legal challenges you and your family will face and can provide the advice and guidance you need to overcome any potential obstacles, so you can focus on the grieving process.
Reach out to our law office in Katy today at (713) 597-3911 to set up an initial consultation and learn more about what our team can do for you during this difficult time.
What Can a Probate Attorney Do for Me?
Unless your loved one took the appropriate steps to ensure all assets could be transferred to their beneficiaries without going through the probate process, you will need a probate attorney to assist the administrator of the estate. If you wish to be the administrator of your relative’s estate, you will first have to obtain renunciations from the decedent’s other relatives. A probate attorney can assist you with this process and file all of these statements with the probate court.
A probate attorney can also assist the administrator of an estate with several other tasks, including the following:
- Manage and collect life insurance proceeds
- Locate all of the decedent’s assets
- Have the decedent’s property appraised
- Provide advice on how to settle the decedent’s debts
- Manage the estate’s checkbook
- Prepare and file all necessary documents required by the probate court
- Determine if any estate taxes are owed
The future is full of unknowns and if the people you love forget to take the proper precautions to keep you out of probate court, there are still ways to smoothly navigate the process if you hire a knowledgeable attorney to assist you with the process. Although a probate attorney is not legally required, doing so will help it move along more efficiently and without any costly errors.
Reach Out to Our Compassionate Probate Attorney in Katy to Discuss Your Case Today!
If you recently lost a beloved family member, you are likely having a difficult time coping with this terrible situation and the last thing you need is to field your way through the probate process without skilled legal guidance. At Barker Law Firm PC in Katy, our probate attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you smoothly navigate each step and is committed to reducing your stress and legal burdens.
Contact our Katy law office today at (713) 597-3911 to set up an initial consultation with our experienced probate attorney and discuss your case.