When it comes time to administer a loved one's estate, many people are caught unaware by some of the complexities involved in the probate process. At the Texas Law Office of Keiko Griffin, PLLC, our lawyers can serve as your guides during this difficult time, enabling you to concentrate on the more important things in your life.
What Is Probate?
Probate is the legal process that is used to transfer title to property out of the name of a person who has died and into the name of those who are entitled to receive it. For example, a house that is owned by a person who has died cannot be sold until the decedent's name is taken off of the deed. Since the decedent is no longer able to sign the property over to another person, the court must ensure that the right person receives the property. Probate is the court's process of ensuring that title is transferred correctly.
Why Do I Need An Attorney For Probate?
Probate can be a relatively straightforward process. However, there are many details that must be taken into consideration in order to ensure an efficient and effective distribution of assets. Even a tiny mistake may result in a lengthy delay.
Unfortunately, sometimes infighting breaks out among heirs about who is to get what. This can make probate proceedings grind to a halt. In some cases, it may even be necessary to litigate the claims. Having a lawyer on your side from the beginning helps ensure that your interests will be well represented every step of the way.
One of our attorneys, Grace Anne Wilhelm, is a certified mediator with experience in helping families find solutions to probate disputes. Whether you need an attorney to fight for your rights or to help mediate between family members, the Law Office of Keiko Griffin, PLLC is ready to help.
Contact Our Central Texas Law Firm For Help With Estate Administration
Learn more about our probate and other estate planning services. Call 512-256-0780 or 800-844-8294, or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, we accept credit cards. Se habla español.