Guiding You Through The Probate Process
At the Law Office of Michella K. Melton in McKinney, our attorneys provide outstanding probate guidance to individuals and families throughout Collin County. We recognize that these are emotional matters, and we consider it our duty to minimize your stress while moving your case efficiently through the legal process toward a positive outcome.
Understanding How Probate Works
Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate. The process can be lengthy, complicated and riddled with pitfalls if you do not have someone to help you navigate it. We have extensive experience in probate matters, and we can help you overcome any challenges that may arise. We know how to ensure that your loved one’s estate is handled appropriately with the decedent’s assets distributed according to his or her wishes.
One of the first steps is to determine if a formal probate is necessary. If the decedent left a valid written will, an independent administration is usually undertaken, which requires a single court hearing and the filing of an inventory of assets. However, if the decedent died without a will (intestate), additional court action and a potential-dependent administration may be necessary. In some cases, just a small estate affidavit is required to administer the estate. Our experienced estate planning attorneys can efficiently guide you through the process of settling your loved one’s estate with compassion for the delicate nature of the situation.
Discuss Your Probate Matter With An Experienced Attorney
Our lawyers will help you navigate the process. In the event of a will contest or other estate dispute, we will stand by your side in negotiation or trial as necessary. When you work with us, you can expect one-on-one representation from start to finish. We will get to know you, learn about your situation, and educate you about the options available for achieving your goals.
If you have questions about a probate matter, we can help. Call 214-449-1900 or email us to schedule a meeting with our team in our McKinney office. You can count on us to work hard in pursuit of a positive outcome for your situation.