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Wills and Probate

Dallas, Texas, Will Preparation and Probate Attorneys

At The DeLoney Law Group, PLLC we focus on providing aggressive, straightforward legal representation for clients throughout the Dallas area. We know that there are many confusing issues surrounding drafting and probating a will. We will guide you through the complex process of will preparation and probate litigation, educating you about all your options. To learn more about these estate options, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Will Preparation

A will, also called a last will and testament, is an indispensable document that ensures your property will be properly managed and distributed after your death. Our lawyers can draft comprehensive wills, a healthcare directive, a durable power of attorney, an appointment of a guardian, and directions concerning the distribution of your estate property.

Probate and Probate Litigation

For many people, the thought of probate brings feelings of stress and anxiety. Probate does not have to be this way. Probate is unavoidable for many estates and serves as the method to transfer titles to beneficiaries. Probate litigation also serves as the place to resolve disputes concerning will disputes, capacity issues, and allegations of undue influence. Here are some of the types of probate our firm handles:

  • Muniment of Title: This is an alternative to traditional probate that treats a will essentially as a deed. The will simply serves as a transfer of ownership of property to the person named in the will. It is most effective when there are no disputes and the person owns only Texas real estate.
  • Affidavit of Heirship: This is a document filed with the county that establishes a person's relation to the estate. It is necessary when there is no will and the court must divide estate property according to intestacy laws.
  • Application of Probate and Request for Letters Testamentary: This is a traditional probate where the court must appoint an executor/administrator. This usually occurs when a will is present and the estate is sufficiently complex.
  • Probate Administration: Independent and dependent administration is where the court appoints an administrator to inventory an estate, pay debts, and transfer remaining assets to entitled beneficiaries.

If you have questions about will preparation, probate, or probate litigation, contact us at The DeLoney Law Group, PLLC for a free initial consultation.

At The DeLoney Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients throughout the Dallas, Texas metroplex including people in Fort Worth, Plano, Arlington, McKinney, Denton, Carrollton, Garland, Frisco, Rockwall, Mesquite, Rowlett, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, Ellis County, Johnson County, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.