When a loved one passes away, the last thing you want to do is court, however, in most cases, this is a necessary step. In some local counties, a person taking a deceased loved one's estate through probate is required to have an attorney represent him or her; and it is always advisable to have an experienced attorney to help guide you through the probate system.
The attorneys at JORGESON PITTMAN LLP have the skill and experience to help you probate the decedent's estate, whether they left a Last Will and Testament or died intestate (died without a Last Will and Testament). Having an experienced and knowledgable advocate to help you navigate the probate system is an invaluable resource in one of the most difficult times any person can face.
When a loved one passes away with or without a Last Will and Testament the Probate Court can appoint an independent executor (if the decedent has a Will) or independent administrator (if the decedent does not have a Will) to be in charge of the estate. When the Probate Court allows that person to conduct the business of the estate free of court supervision the process is called an Independent Administration. This allows the executor or administrator to avoid the costs and delays associated with court supervision and is the most advantageous way to settle most types of estates. The attorneys at JORGESON PITTMAN LLP are prepared with the necessary tools to ensure your loved one's estate is handled as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible, regardless of the circumstances.
In certain circumstances, Texas law affords Texans everywhere the opportunity to probate their loved ones' estates with little-to-no court intervention. It is through these hassle-free options that our creative Attorneys can assist you in settling your loved one's estate quickly and efficently.