After the death of a loved one, there are many details that need to be handled to distribute his/her estate. It’s important that the probate be performed correctly, meeting the timeline and reporting requirements of the Texas probate court.
Probate lawyer Victor Falvey helps executors and personal representatives in probate proceedings, ensuring the proper transfer of property and assets. He can provide as much or as little assistance as you need to ensure probate is completed correctly and with minimal chance for legal problems to develop at a later date.
The Texas Probate Process
There are a number of tasks that must be done, step by step, to dispose of an estate following a death. The basic tasks of the Texas probate process include:
- Notifying the county and creditors that the person has died so that creditors can come forward with claims for payment from the estate
- Documenting all of the assets in the estate, valuing those assets and filing an inventory with the court
- Locating a valid Last Will and Testament or other estate planning documents
Identifying and locating heirs and beneficiaries
- Paying the claims of creditors
- Distributing assets to heirs
- Filing federal tax returns and estate tax returns
- Filing receipts and other probate documents with the court
We’ve guided many estates through probate in El Paso. No estate is too complex or too large for our firm to handle. For example, if you have been named the executor of an estate with a number of valuable and/or unique assets, we can help you find an expert to properly value the property in question.
We are often called upon to help families transfer assets and property located in the U.S. to family members living across the border in Mexico, or in other states in the U.S. This is called ancillary probate.
Problems with Probate
In addition to helping executors and family members through the probate process, we also represent clients in probate litigation should there be a problem with an inheritance or an estate.
Mr. Falvey defends executors, personal representatives and trustees accused of malfeasance or mismanagement of the asset of an estate. He represents creditors, heirs and beneficiaries who believe they have not been treated fairly in the distribution of an estate or who believe errors were made in the probate process, such as payment of invalid claims from creditors. Mr. Falvey can assist you in bringing your case to court.